In today’s society in which energy costs are high, the use of renewable energy sources has gained importance in cooling and heating systems. In recent years, solar cooling, which is a type of renewable energy source, is increasing rapidly in use in Europe. A solar assisted absorption cooling system was designed for acclimatizing villas in Mardin, Turkey, and the performance of the system under different temperatures was analyzed using Matlab. The cooling load of the villas was calculated assuming a cooling season of May 15 to September 15. The cooling capacity was calculated to be 106 kW. Changes in the coefficient of performance, the capacity of the hot water driven absorption cooling system and the exergy destruction values of the system according to our country’s meteorological data were calculated using Matlab. The amounts of inlet and outlet exergy were calculated separately for each component. Calculations were performed for two dead state temperatures: 25 °C and the environmental temperature, which is a more realistic approach. Therefore, the effect of varying the dead state temperature on the results was determined. It is observed that the greatest source of exergy destruction in the system was the solar collectors and the second greatest source of exergy destruction was the generator. The hourly distributions of exergy destruction values are given in a table. The effects of environmental temperature and solar insulation were stated for the optimization of energy and exergy in the combined system, which are planned to be established.

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