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Data of the design of solar assisted district cooling systems

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submitted on 2023-10-12, 08:14 and posted on 2023-10-12, 11:52 authored by Dana Alghool, Tarek Elmekkawy, Mohamed Haouari, Adel Elomri

The collected datasets are relevant and related to Optimization of Design and Operation of Solar Assisted District Cooling Systems [1] paper. Part of the data is collected on the main and common components of the system. That includes solar collectors unit price ($/m2), type, and efficiency; absorption chiller capacity (kW), type, initial cost ($), and COP; the hot/chilled water thermal energy storage tank type, initial cost ($) and capacity (kWh); and auxiliary boiler initial cost ($), capacity (kW), type and efficiency. The other part of the data is collected on hourly cooling demand over the year for the state of Qatar (kW), hourly global solar irradiance over the year for the state of Qatar (W/m2) and variable cost of producing and storing chilled and hot water ($/kWh, $/kW). The data are collected from different resources such as government websites, commercial websites, government sectors, journals and real-life case studies. The value of this data comes from that most of the data required to conduct such research in this area are available in one resource. Also, some of the data such as the annual hourly cooling demand and global solar radiation are not available online. Moreover, the collected data are already filtered and the units are consistent and ready to be used. Finally, the data considered to be crucial and the core of such research are available in this paper.

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  • 2020

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  • Qatar University
  • College of Engineering - QU
  • Hamad Bin Khalifa University
  • College of Science and Engineering - HBKU