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Economics of solar powered refrigeration transport applications

James, P.A.B. and Bahaj, A.S. (2002) Economics of solar powered refrigeration transport applications In Conference Record of the Twenty-Ninth IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Converence 2002. IEEE. 1792 pp, pp. 1561-1564.

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The application of photovoltaics (PV) to refrigeration for the distribution of chilled supermarket produce has been pioneered in the United Kingdom (UK). Weather conditions in the UK are such that the power produced by a PV system is in phase with the refrigeration load for most transported chilled product applications. An economic assessment of PV chilled delivery has been undertaken and compared with that of diesel powered refrigeration units. The analysis indicates that a payback time of 18 years for a PV refrigerated supermarket trailer can be achieved. Further analysis is presented for other chilled applications of airport catering supply and household milk delivery. In each case the typical delivery profile, energy loads and possible photovoltaic system are described.

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Published date: December 2002
Venue - Dates: 29th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, 2002-05-21 - 2002-05-24


Local EPrints ID: 53825
ISBN: 0780374711
PURE UUID: ef3d0771-611e-4091-b750-a23d8c9dfd45
ORCID for A.S. Bahaj: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 28 Jul 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:37

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