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Title: Solar Thermal Air Conditioning System
Author: Howcroft, Jeremy; Irwin, Jennifer
Abstract: A solar thermal air conditioning system was designed to reduce energy costs at CAMTEC in Guelph, Ontario. This system utilizes at plate collectors, an absorption chiller and a cooling tower with the existing air conditioner units. The projected yearly energy savings of this system are $15,400. The total capital cost of this system is $1,041,590. The total installation cost is $1,635,000. With a government subsidy, this gives a payback period of 51 years without installation costs and 131 years with installation costs. Therefore, a solar thermal air conditioning system is not a feasible solution to reducing energy costs in Guelph.
Date: 2009-03-16
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