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Title: Design and experimental performance of a PV Ice-maker without battery
Authors: Αξαόπουλος, Πέτρος Ι.
Θεοδωρίδης, Μιχαήλ Π.
Item type: Journal article
Keywords: Autonomous PV system;Solar freezer;Αυτόνομο PV σύστημα;Ηλιακός καταψύκτης
Subjects: Technology
Renewable energy sources
Ανανεώσιμες πηγές ενέργειας
Issue Date: 8-Jan-2015
Date of availability: 8-Jan-2015
Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd
Abstract: This paper presents a solar photovoltaic powered ice-maker which operates without the use of batteries and is therefore environmentally friendly and may be used in truly autonomous applications in remote areas. The successful operation of the refrigeration compressors by the PV panels is ensured by the use of a novel concept dedicated controller, which provides easy startup, maximum power tracking and power management for the four compressors of the system. The prototype results have shown very good ice-making capability and reliable operation as well as a great improvement in the startup characteristics of the compressors, which remain operational even during days with low solar irradiation and operate with improved utilization of the available photovoltaic power.
Language: English
Citation: Axaopoulos, P. and Theodoridis, M. (August 2009). Design and experimental performance of a PV Ice-maker without battery. Solar energy. 83(8). pp. 1360-1369. Available from: [Accessed 30/03/2009]
Journal: Solar Energy
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
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