Thermodynamic Analysis of Solar-based Combined Power and Cooling Cogeneration Cycle


  • Mohd Parvez Department of Mechanical Engineering, Al-Falah University, Faridabad, Haryana, India
  • Samia Parvez Department of Civil Engineering, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India image/svg+xml
  • Osama Khan Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India



Heliostats, solar field, absorption refrigeration, evaporator, exergy destruction


The performance of a solar-powered Rankine cycle that combines absorption refrig-eration with solar thermal technology is examined in this communication. The re-search finds regions of irreversibility in the system and takes into account fluctuations in direct normal irradiance (DNI). In order to evaluate the cycle's performance at dif-ferent DNI levels ranging from 600 to 1050 W/m², the research does a thermody-namic analysis of the cycle. It also assessed the irreversibility of each cycle's distinct parts, which resulted in potential performance-enhancing actions. Furthermore, the central receiver contributes 31.37% irreversibility to the cycle's exergy distribution, the heliostat contributes 27.4%, and other components like the HRSG, steam turbine, and VARs contribute the rest amounts. Only 25.43% of the cycle's energy production is useable.


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How to Cite

M. Parvez, S. Parvez, and O. Khan, “Thermodynamic Analysis of Solar-based Combined Power and Cooling Cogeneration Cycle”, J. Mech. Constr. Eng., vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 1–10, Nov. 2023.




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