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Experimental Demonstration of Photovoltaic Powered Solar Cooling With Ice Storage

Abstract The ability to shift the photovoltaic (PV) power curve and make the energy accessible during peak hours can be accomplished through pairing solar PV with energy storage technologies. A prototype hybrid air conditioning system (HACS), built under supervision of project head Patrick Phelan, consists of PV modules running a DC compressor that operates a conventional HVAC system paired with a second evaporator submerged within a thermal storage tank. The thermal storage is a 0.284m3 or 75 gallon freezer filled with Cryogel balls, submerged in a weak glycol solution. It is paired with its own separate air handler, circulating the glycol solution. The refrigerant flow is controlled by solenoid valves that are electrically connected to a high and ... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Peyton-Levine, Tobin (Author) / Phelan, Patrick (Advisor) / Trimble, Steven (Committee member) / Wang, Robert (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Engineering / Energy / Alternative energy / Alternative energy / Energy / Engineering / HVAC / Ice Storage / Solar Power
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 111 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Mechanical Engineering 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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