Smart Cooling Controlled System Exploiting Photovoltaic Renewable Energy Systems
Ahmad Atieh 1  
Jamil Al Asfar 1  
Eyas Shaqour 1,  
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School of Engineering, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
Publish date: 2018-03-01
J. Ecol. Eng. 2018; 19(2):39–44
A smart cooling system to control the ambient temperature of a premise in Amman, Jordan, is investigated and implemented. The premise holds 650 people and has 14 air conditioners with the cooling capacity ranging from 3 to 5 ton refrigerant (TR) each. The control of the cooling system includes implementing different electronics circuits that are used to sense the ambient temperature and humidity, count the number of people in the premise and then turn ON/OFF certain air conditioner(s). The data collected by different electronic circuits are fed wirelessly to a microcontroller, which decides which air conditioner will be turned ON/OFF, its location and its desired set cooling temperature. The cooling system is integrated with an on-grid solar photovoltaic energy system to minimize the operational cost of the overall cooling system.