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RP1002: Concentrated Solar Thermal Systems and Absorption Hvac Systems

Project leader name: 
Dr Rob Taylor
Project status: 
Project period: 
03/2013 to 03/2016

This project aims to produce a data set underpinning the merit of concentrated solar thermal systems and absorption HVAC systems for integration with buildings. It will reduce operational and financial uncertainties associated with solar thermal heating and cooling in Australia, enabling greater utilisation of this technology.

This project will help develop tools and demonstrate how solar absorption cooling technology can be incorporated into a low carbon building design. It will also provide additional real-world performance data for these systems to be used by industry and building owners to make decisions on solar products. Additionally, experiments will be conducted at CSIRO to determine the feasibility of next generation solar absorption cooling systems. 

Publications related to this project

CRCLCL Project Reports
The project aimed to explore the feasibility of using solar thermal collectors to drive single, double, and triple effect absorption chillers.
Peer Reviewed Research Publications
In this paper, a novel component is developed in MATLAB to simulate the shade effect of a collector using TRNSYS. This is a conference paper from the 3rd International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, 2016.
Peer Reviewed Research Publications

To read the publication printed in  Energy Conservation and Management, Volume 171, 1 September 2018, pages 59-81 here

Peer Reviewed Research Publications

SHC 2015, International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry - published in Science Direct. View the article here.

CRCLCL Project Posters

Student poster - Participants Annual Forum 2015 - Ali Shirazi

Solar absorption systems for air-conditioning applications in large-scale buildings in Australia

CRCLCL Project Posters

Research Snapshot A3 size poster from Participants Annual Forum 2014

CRCLCL Project Posters

Student Poster - Participants Annual Forum 2014, Ali Shirazi - Size A2 

Students related to this project