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Photovoltaic air conditioning

Objective

The aim of the project is to design and test a solar photovoltaic air conditioning device powered by a PV generator. A first prototype will be developed for laboratory tests in order to qualify the prototype and improve it. Two devices will be produced and installed in real situations in Greece and Portugal in controlled on-site conditions.


The air conditioning device will have the following main features: it is designed for a standard office, it could be extended easily to several rooms and will be a split system; it is a stand-alone device, usable in towns or in rural areas; the cold production is proportional to sunshine and directly in phase with the requirements. The open cycle compressor uses a new refrigerating fluid to preserve atmospheric ozone.The use of a short time cold storage of eutectics in the evaporator will "smooth" machine operation. It can be associated with multifunction PV modules integrated into the building cover. In manual option,it can be supplied with power from the grid by a transformer/rectifier.

A monitoring programme (including technical and social approaches) will be set up between the users, the different laboratories and the manufacturer.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
Address
Cea Cadarache
13108 St.paul Les Durance
France

Participants (3)

Alpes-Froid SA
France
Address
Avenue De La Gare
04700 Oraison
Centre for Renewable Energy Sources
Greece
Address
Km 19Th,marathonos Avenue
19009 Pikermi Attiki
NATIONAL LABORATORY FOR ENGINEERING AND INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY
Portugal
Address
Estrada Do Paco Do Lumiar 22
1649-038 Lisboa