FC Geo-cool: earth coupled solar assisted hybrid heat pump energy efficient cooling system


  • Alfred Howard Miller Higher Colleges of Technology, Fujairah Womens College
  • Fesmi Abdul Majeed Higher Colleges of Technology, Fujairah Mens College
  • Suhair Alwahabi Higher Colleges of Technology, Fujairah Mens College
  • Mazin Abuharaz Higher Colleges of Technology, Fujairah Mens College
  • Anil Midathada Higher Colleges of Technology, Fujairah Mens College
  • Chanyalew Belachew Higher Colleges of Technology, Fujairah Mens College






Sustainable Cooling, Geo-Cooling, Hybrid Heat Pump, Earth Heat Sink, Nocturnal Cooling Radiator, Thermoelectric Generator, Ground Source Heat Pump, Solar Assisted.


This applied research topic addresses the potential of integrating a Solar Power Assisted Ground Source Heat Pump, for the purpose of space cooling at HCT Fujairah Women's and Fujairah Men's College building(s), United Arab Emirates (UAE). The proposed model is designed such to provide sustainable cooling. A ground source heat pump dependent upon a heat transfer grid of four vertical drilled boreholes of 360-400 feet depth (100-125m) with closed vertical loop constructed of saltwater resistant polyethylene tubing, with thermally enhanced, Bentonite grouted construction, to protect from groundwater contamination, while promoting effective heat transfer between the earth and closed-loop tubes. The system will deploy thermoelectric generators and a nocturnal cooling radiator to dissipate heat from the closed loop. The system is expected to produce a cooling power of about 12 kW at an approximate cost of a solar assisted ground source cooling system of AED 80,000, about $22,000 USD, equipment only, system with cost-benefit analysis improved by a diligent administration, negotiation, management, and design; the system will be able to accomplish this target.




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