Quality for Solar Cooling on Component Level

Marco Calderoni, Patrizia N. Melograno, Roberto Fedrizzi, Matteo D'Antoni, Martin Helm, Manuel Riepl
2016 Energy Procedia  
Within IEA-SHC Task 48 "Quality assurance and support measures for Solar Cooling" the most crucial components of solar thermal cooling plants have been analyzed in detail aiming at improving their quality. Test procedures for characterizing continuous and discontinuous chillers have been developed; market available heat rejection devices have been investigated, rating their performance through monitoring data and comparing them; pump efficiency has been also investigated and design guidelines
more » ... design guidelines for pump selection and hydraulic configuration are now available; a detailed and updated database of medium temperature collectors has been built.
doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2016.06.237 fatcat:zepsqdpetbcwzg5pzs35bqnbgi