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Image Modular storage system for solar cooling
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Image Investigation of material-dependent parameters
Image Energy efficiency consulting - cogeneration systems
Image Practical training, diploma, master, bachelor
Image Measurements on ceiling mounted cooling systems
Image Corrosion inhibitor for ammonia absorption systems
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Image In-situ investigation concerning the swelling behaviour of polymer materials under elevated pressures and temperatures
Image Testing of mobile leak detectors according to DIN EN 14624
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Solar Cooling

Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Hernschier

+49-351-4081-5417

Solar Cooling with Photovoltaic

Application

Autarke Systeme mit photovoltaischer Versorgung sind vor allem in Gebieten mit instabilen oder fehlenden Energieversorgungsnetzen wirtschaftlich einsetzbar. Speziell in entlegenen Regionen mit mangelnder Infrastruktur und Zonen mit hoher Sonneneinstrahlung, stellen angepasste Kühlsysteme mit photovoltaischer Versorgung eine optimale Lösung für die Kühlung von z.B. Lebensmitteln, Medikamenten oder technischen Geräten dar.

Photovoltaic-based off-grid applications are competitive in areas with unsafe or missing electricity supply systems. Especially in remote areas with unreliable or expensive conventional energy supply or regions with high solar radiation rates special adapted PV-supplied systems for cooling of any type of food-stuff, medicines or technical devices are a viable option.

ILK Dresden has designed different types of stand-alone applications for cooling with special cold storages:

  • Solar PV cooling container (reefer)
  • Solar PV milk collection centre
  • Solar PV ice maker
  • Solar PV heat pump (water cooler / heater)

Introduction and Overview  Other related applications:

  • PV cleaning system (dry cleaning of PV generators)
  • MPP frequency drive for solar cooling units and pumps
  • Sensor for dust detection on solar panels

Services

We offer consulting, development and prototyping of photovoltaic supplied stand-alone solutions for cooling, heating, water and energy supply.

  • Needs assessment of cold/heat, water and energy supply
  • Design of solar supplied systems
  • Test of components
  • Optimizing energy flow
  • Measurements
  • Planning and managing of R&D projects for special stand-alone systems and components for refrigeration, air conditioning, electronics, material analysis
  • Prototyping, experimental analyses, optimizing
  • Technical documentation

 For field testing our outdoor test area and our experimental hall are available:

  • ILK metrological station
  • PV characteristics analyzer
  • PV generator for field test
  • Fiber optic spectrometer (380 nm - 1100 nm)
  • Power and efficiency metering
  • Climate simulation (e.g. measurements at high ambient temperatures)
  • Monitoring, life-time cycling
  • Simulation tools for different aspects

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Further Projects

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Practical training, diploma, master, bachelor

Student training - Education at ILK

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Test procedures for electrical components

Insulating properties of hermetic compressors

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3D - Air flow sensor

Anemometer for determination of 3d-air flow