Energy and Peak Power Reduction from Air Misting Products Applied to Commercial Condensing Units in Hot and Humid Climates
Cooling; Buildings; Peak Demand
A proprietary research project was conducted to evaluate the potential annual and peak energy reduction resulting from the addition of a water misting system applied to supermarket condenser coils in the Florida Power and Light service territory. Tests were performed to evaluate the performance of a mist system under various outdoor conditions over an eight-month period in a hot and humid climate zone. The project measured an average of 2.8% percentage energy savings and average 3.2% utility peak demand reduction. The report discusses why hot and humid climates can expect much lower savings compared to hot and arid climates. One particularly notable finding was that wind was observed as a significant cause for diminished potential savings.The executive summary of the proprietary report is available in PDF format. http://fsec.ucf.edu/en/publications/pdf/FSEC-CR-1971-14.pdf
Buildings - Cooling; Buildings - Peak Demand
Florida Solar Energy Center and Withers, Jr., Charles, "Energy and Peak Power Reduction from Air Misting Products Applied to Commercial Condensing Units in Hot and Humid Climates" (2014). FSEC Energy Research Center®. 190.