The air-conditioning and refrigeration systems in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia consume more than 60% of the electrical energy of the building sector. Most of the used systems are of the vapor-compression type. Using solar energy to power such systems will save a large amount of energy (primary or electrical) that can be utilized by the production sectors such as industries. Therefore in the present study, alternate designs for a 24-h operating solar-powered absorption refrigeration technology have been developed in detail.
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