Construction and initial operation of the combined solar thermal and electric desiccant cooling system

Napoleon Enteria, Hiroshi Yoshino, Akashi Mochida, Rie Takaki, Akira Satake, Ryuichiro Yoshie, Teruaki Mitamura, Seizo Baba

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Abstract

This paper reports the constructed combined solar thermal and electric desiccant cooling system - its initial operation and operational procedures. The system, as designed, can be operated during nighttime and daytime. The nighttime operation is for thermal energy storage using the auxiliary electric heater, while the daytime operation is for solar energy collection and desiccant cooling. Ongoing experimental evaluation is being undertaken to observe and determine the long-term performance of the system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1300-1311
Number of pages12
JournalSolar Energy
Volume83
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Auxiliary electric heating
  • Desiccant cooling
  • Solar thermal
  • Thermal energy storage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)

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