POSSIBILITIES OF USING SOLAR POWERED COOLING SYSTEMS IN AGRICULTURE
- 1 Faculty of Agriculture, Adnan Menderes University, Turkey
A significant part of the electrical energy used for the heating and cooling, produced from fossil based sources. The decrease of fossil based fuels and the price rises forced people turn to other energy sources. Renewable energy sources are shown as a good alternative to fossil energy sources cause of the environmental its potential. Compared to solar energy become prominent by having easy operation and lower installation costs, as one of the alternative energy sources compared with other renewable energy. Solar energy mostly used for heat water and environment. Cause of the lower solar radiation when much-needed period of habitat heating, solar power cannot be used as efficient for heating. In the summer, while the most intense and prolonged period of solar radiation there is no need for heating, instead an arising need for space cooling. In the summer, using solar power for cooling could be a significant saving method. Especially in the sun-rich regions it is possible to take advantage of solar energy for climatization plant and animal production facilities.
In this study, it is aimed to explain using solar cooling systems in agricultural applications and solar cooling technologies.