Presently, the performance of the air-conditioner or the air-conditioning system is usually valued based on some performance indices. However, it is deficient to evaluate the performance of the air-conditioning system which uses the new energy or renewable energy only based on the indices mentioned above. According to the defects and based on the works of the solar application, a new index defined PVI is put forward to evaluate the performance of the solar air-conditioning system rationally, which is significant to the new energy or renewable energy application.

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