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International Journal of Photoenergy
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 748219, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/748219
Research Article

Investigation of Photovoltaic Assisted Misting System Application for Arbor Refreshment

1Department of Energy Systems Engineering, Faculty of Technology, Firat University, 23119 Elazig, Turkey
2Vocational School, Muş Alparslan University, 49100 Muş, Turkey

Received 7 December 2014; Accepted 5 March 2015

Academic Editor: Leonardo Palmisano

Copyright © 2015 Hikmet Esen and Omer Tuna. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

In this study, for the first time in the literature, solar assisted cooler with misting system established on an arbor with an area of 24 m2 and georeferenced in Elazig (38.6775° N, 39.1707° E), Turkey, is presented. Here, we present a system that reduces interior temperature of the arbor while increasing humidity. Also, the system generates required electricity with a solar photovoltaic module to power pressurized water pump through an inverter and stores it in a battery for use when there is no sunlight. The model of the photovoltaic module was implemented using a Matlab program. As a result of being an uncomplicated system, return on investment for the system is 3.7 years.