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