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Market sectors : Solar Cooling
This report from 2009 provides an overview of the SOLCO project. Supported by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme of the European Commission, this project tries to look into ways of removing barriers that hamper the dissemination of solar cooling plants in European Southern regions such as the Canary Islands, Crete, Cyprus and Sicily, where the high solar radiation is ideal for solar cooling implementation.
This presentation was given by Hans-Martin Henning from the Fraunhofer-Institut for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg, Germany, during the Renewable Energy Week in Brussels in 2007.
Mr Hans-Martin Henning explains with these slides solar cooling and air conditioning processes and technologies, examples of solar cooling usage (factories, conferece centers, hotels and wine stores), current status and outlook as well.
This short document, produced by the International Energy Agency, provides a summary of the solar heating and cooling situation in 2009.
The document is divided in different sections: market status; economics; outlook; system related aspects; environmental impact; technology status development; which touch upon different issues ranging from the installed capacity, to solar resources of different countries, drivers and barriers for growth, etc.
The Advanced Building Systems Integration Consortium (ABSIC) is an industry-university partnership aimed at researching on possibilities to improve building and systems' efficiency.
This presentation goes through a specific project with a twofold objective: design a more efficient solar thermal system and improve the efficiency of existing systems, based on a given building heating and cooling demands.
Results showed that the performance of the systems can be improved up to 27% in winter (around 3MWh) and 49.2% in summer (around 7MWh).
This document from 2008 summarises the European funded Solar Combi+ project which aims to support the market introduction of small scale cooling systems in combination with traditional solar thermal systems for domestic hot water and space heating. The small-scale applications are targeted for use in residential, catering, small commercial and office buildings surroundings with a cooling demand of 20kW.
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.