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Title: Automation and control of solar air conditioning systems

Abstract

A solar powered air conditioning system includes an absorption machine coupled to three primary loops. A heat loop provides energy to the absorption machine. A cooling tower loop exhausts heat from the absorption machine. A chilled water loop is used to draw heat from a room or building. The heat loop provides energy from a boiler and/or from a number of solar collectors. In one mode of operation, the solar collectors circulate through a storage tank. The flow through the solar collectors is regulated to maximize energy collection.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1531450
Patent Number(s):
6536677
Application Number:
09/877,814
Assignee:
University of Puerto Rico (San Juan, PR)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02B - CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES RELATED TO BUILDINGS, e.g. HOUSING, HOUSE APPLIANCES OR RELATED END-USER APPLICATIONS
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F24 - HEATING F24F - AIR-CONDITIONING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2001-06-08
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION

Citation Formats

Melndez-Gonzlez, Luis V., Gonzlez-Cruz, Jorge E., and Beauchamp-Bez, Gerson. Automation and control of solar air conditioning systems. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Melndez-Gonzlez, Luis V., Gonzlez-Cruz, Jorge E., & Beauchamp-Bez, Gerson. Automation and control of solar air conditioning systems. United States.
Melndez-Gonzlez, Luis V., Gonzlez-Cruz, Jorge E., and Beauchamp-Bez, Gerson. Tue . "Automation and control of solar air conditioning systems". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1531450.
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