This research numerically studies the performance of absorption solar cooling systems operated under climates of the major cities in Taiwan. Both single-effect and double effect absorption solar cooling systems are studied. The single-effect system uses flat-plate solar collectors and the double-effect system uses linear concentration collectors. The results show a promising solar fraction (the fraction of cooling load provided by solar energy) for most of Taiwan areas. In addition, the double-effect systems provide better solar fraction than the single-effect systems. This study provides design reference and system optimization for the development of absorption solar cooling systems in Taiwan.

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