Air conditioning systems has known a steady grow in recent decades which has a major impact on energy demand and environment. Systems using solar energy as fuel have been developed more than 100 years ago. The paper present such an alternative, prototype system, ammonia-water absorption refrigeration system (ARS) with minichannels powered by low temperature energy, using renewable sources for cooling. A short numerical calculation is made for determine the performance of the machine. The results obtained using EES program are presented and also first measurements on prototype machine.
Bolocan, S., Chiriac, F., Serban, A., Dragomir, G., & Nastase, G. (2015). Development of a Small Capacity Solar Cooling Absorption Plant. In Energy Procedia (Vol. 74, pp. 624–632). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.07.796