MicroCSP Solar Cooling at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

General Info
Technology: 
Parabolic trough
Country: 
US
Status: 
Under construction
Purpose: 
Commercial
Usage: 
Cooling & heating
Thermal power: 
0.18 MWth
Location: 
Tucson, Arizona
Technology

Solar field

Solar Collector Assemblies - Trough: 
SopoNova
Number of SCAs: 
72
Heat Transfer Fluid: 
Water
HTF Temp in: 
161ºC
HTF Temp out: 
176ºC
Companies involved
Project developer: 
Sopogy
Key components suppliers: 
Sopogy
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Project Overview

Sopogy’s MicroCSP solar cooling project at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, located in Tucson, Arizona, will showcase the viability of MicroCSP solar technology with an absorption chiller to effectively supply solar cooling for the Youth Center.

The integrated solar air conditioning system includes Sopogy’s MicroCSP parabolic solar energy system linked to a double-effect absorption chiller plus thermal energy storage. The project will feature innovative renewable energy technology that not only assists the Department of Defense in meeting its energy goals, but also reduces its greenhouse gas footprint by decreasing grid electricity consumption.

The project will enable the Youth Center building to operate with a lower carbon footprint and aid the base in meeting federally mandated reduction goals.
 

Environmental Impact

The 60 ton output of the MicroCSP solar cooling system at Davis-Monthan AFB will reduce CO2 emissions by 2,220 metric tons of over the lifetime of the product. The system’s impact is equivalent to:

•    Eliminating 5,160 barrels of oil consumed
•    Removing  450 cars off the road
•    Reducing 352,800 gallons of propane

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