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Solar thermal based Air-Conditioning System proves itself in India

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on January 14, 2010

 parabolic dishes for solar air-conditioning in India” Showcase: These parabolic dishes supply a solar air-conditioning plant of a hospital in Gujarat state in western India and replace 1 ton of wood consumption every day. Photo: Gadhia Solar Energy Systems

India: Australian Grant for Developing a Solar Thermal Cooling System

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on December 25, 2009

 Deepak Gupta India” The recently held workshop on solar cooling technology in India was a great success: Instead of a target audience of 30 to 40, almost 100 people joined the workshop in Delhi this October. The picture above shows Deepak Gupta, Secretary for the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (right), while speaking at the inauguration session.

Solar Cooling Malaysia (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on November 27, 2009

This document was submitted by the company Solar District Cooling to the ASEAN Energy Efficiency and Conservation Sub-Sector Network for the ASEAN Energy Awards 2009. The document explains the efforts of the company in boosting solar cooling technologies in Malaysia.

The document includes an overview of the potential of Malaysia in solar energy, an explanation of solar cooling and comparison with electric cooling, especially on what regards technical and operating costs and energy consumption. A solar cooling roadmap for Malaysia is also provided.

Solar Thermal Energy Scope in Chile (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on November 16, 2009

Rubén Muñoz Bustos, from the Chilean National Energy Commission, prepared this presentation for a training workshop on solar heating and cooling, which took place in July 2009 in Santiago, Chile.

The training workshop, organized by different local entities in co-operation with the Spanish Association ASIT and the Spanish Institute IDEA, was addressed mainly to technical staff from public governmental bodies and focused on boosting the use of solar thermal applications in the country.

Potential of Solar Thermal in Europe (2009)

Submitted by Hans Craen on October 23, 2009

This report from 2009 has been commissioned by the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) and looks into the potential of solar thermal in the European Union. The objective of the study is to provide the European Commission and the Members States with information on how solar thermal energy can contribute to reach the renewable energy target.

South Africa: First Solar-Powered Air-Conditioning System

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on October 14, 2009

solar cooling plant in South Africa” Showcasing solar cooling in South Africa: The Netcare Moot Hospital in Pretoria has installed the first cooling system based on a solar thermal powered absorption chiller. Photo: Voltas Technologies

Solar Cooling in the German Funding Programme SOLARTHERMIE 2000plus (2008)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on September 29, 2009

This paper presented during the Eurosun Conference in Lisbon in 2008 by Edo Wiemken and Alexander Morgenstern from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Freiburg, presents information on the status of the research for three solar cooling and air-conditioning demonstration plants using pure water as collector fluid in combination with vacuum tube collectors.

Recent Developments in Thermal Driven Cooling and Refrigeration Systems (2007)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on September 22, 2009

Roberto Best from the Mexican Centro de Investigación en Energía of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México produced, in 2007, this paper reviewing recent developments on thermal cooling systems, with special emphasis being added to cogeneration applications. The document also presents results of a study undertook by the same University on absorption cooling systems and ejector cooling systems.

Australia: First Solar-Cooled Shopping Centre

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on September 2, 2009

Innovation Award for NEP Solar” Satisfied engineers: Antoine Millioud (left) and Stefan Minder of the Australian company NEP Solar show the Innovation Award that they won at Intersolar 2009 for their PolyTrough collector with a polymer-carrier-based reflector. Photo: Bärbel Epp

Australian Solar Cooling Interest Group

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on August 31, 2009

Team of Solem Consulting” Independent solar cooling specialists and lobbyists: Dr Paul Kohlenbach (left) initiated the Australian Solar Cooling Interest Group (ausSCIG) and Dr. Uli Jakob initiated the Green Chiller Association for Sorption Cooling e.V. in Europe. Together the two experts run the company Solem Consulting. Photo: Solem Consulting

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