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Economic and Environmental Assessment of Solar Air-Conditioning Systems in Morocco

Abstract : In addition to their harmful impact on the environment, air-conditioning applications account for a significant percentage of total energy utilization; thinking about clean resources becomes a world priority. Solar cooling systems using either adsorption or absorption technologies show a great potential since they can use a permanent energy and operate with environmentally safe working pairs. This paper investigates the potential of solar air-conditioning systems in Morocco (enjoying different climates) through a comparative study between conventional and solar closed cycle processes based on economic and environmental indicators. Accordingly, annual simulations in 6 climatic zones were performed to estimate cooling loads for a typical Modern Moroccan House. The major finding of this work is that solar air-conditioning systems in hot climates must be an attractive alternative to mitigate CO2 emissions and increase energy savings. However, the high installation cost is a main obstacle facing their implementation.
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Amine Allouhi, Tarik Kousksou, Abdelmajid Jamil, Tarik El Rhafiki, Youssef Mourad, et al.. Economic and Environmental Assessment of Solar Air-Conditioning Systems in Morocco. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, 2015, 50, pp.770-781. ⟨10.1016/j.rser.2015.05.044⟩. ⟨hal-02153451⟩



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