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  • 1 Technical University of Kosice Department of Building and Environment, Faculty of Civil Engineering Vysokoškolská 4 04200 Košice Slovakia
  • 2 Slovak Technical University in Bratislava Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Nám. Slobody 17 812 43 Bratislava 1 Slovakia
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This article deals with reducing electricity consumption required for cooling in order to achieve ‘near zero energy consumption’ for small buildings. Absorption equipment with a 5 kW capacity is used to accomplish this aim. For evaluation purposes, an experimental classroom with a rectangular shape (6x7 m2) with capacity of 13 participants is studied. Partial vacuum solar collectors with an area of 14 m2 will be used as the absorption unit and the needed electricity to power the device will be supplied by photovoltaic panels and an accumulation battery. The produced outputs are theoretically calculated values without specifically engaging the equipment, in order to verify simulations generated by the simulation programs.

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