Solar Cooling and Heating System

The solar absorption cooling and heating system (SACH) located at Bowen Lab of Purdue is the first high temperature SACH system composed of stationary solar concentrators and a double effect absorption chiller. This system primarily uses 100 m2 stationary eXternal Compound Parabolic Concentrating collectors (XCPC) and a 23 kW double-effect absorption chiller to provide the cooling and heating demands.
Sponsors: NSF, Grundfos, Broad, Duratherm, AutomatedLogic
Faculty Investigator: Dr. Ming Qu
Graduate Students:  Yin Hang, Donghao Xu, Yi-shu Kung, Zhicheng Zhang, Jiayan Xu, and Elaine Tan