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Combined Heating, Cooling and Power Generation in the Small Capacity Range (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 5, 2010

This brochure explains the objectives of the PolySMART Project (POLYgeneration with advanced small and medium scale thermally driven air-conditioning and refrigeration technology), an integrated project partly funded by the European Commission under 6th Framework Programme.

The project started in 2006 and lasted four years and had as objective to promote and facilitate the market penetration of these technologies, by demonstrating the cost-effective and environmentally friendly solutions it provides.

Green Chiller Conference in Egypt

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on April 27, 2010

 “Road to climate friendly chillers” is the topic of the first conference on green chillers organized by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Inc. (ASHRAE). The two-day event is going to take place in Cairo, Egypt, from 30 September to 1 October 2010 and receives its financial support from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) (see Event Calendar).

South Africa: 2009 Study of the Solar Water Heater Market

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on April 24, 2010

 Large-scale solar thermal system” Commercial systems are gaining importance in South Africa: A recent market survey by national energy provider Eskom estimates that 15% of the installed collector area in 2009 were part of large-scale solar thermal systems.
Photo: Solar Beam

Solar Air Conditioning Course (2008)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on April 20, 2010

This presentation from the Canary Islands Technological Institute (Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias S.A.) in Spain is an example of a presentation outlining and promoting the structure of solar air conditioning training courses.

The presentation goes through the content of the courses, which are integrated in the framework of the SOLCO Project (Removal of non-Technological Barriers to Solar Cooling Technology across Southern European Islands).

Germany: Green Chiller Association Reaches out to Other European Countries

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on March 31, 2010

Logo Green Chiller The solar and thermal cooling association “Green Chiller - Verband für Sorptionskälte e.V." has extended its membership invitations to chiller manufacturers in other European countries.

Soleil de Nefta – Solar City in the South-West of Tunisia

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on March 29, 2010

solar system in Tunisia Will this be the future of Nefta? The Soleil de Nefta project foresees the installation of solar energy systems of about 20 MW by 2016, in order to produce hot water, solar electricity and solar cooling energy for the city of Nefta in the south-west of Tunisia.
Photo: ANME

Potential Analysis for a New Generation of Solar Thermal Systems in the Southern Mediterranean Countries (2007)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on March 22, 2010

This document is one of the deliverables of the Solarterm Project. The project, funded by the European Commission 6th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development, gathers 18 partners including eight southern Mediterranean countries (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, Syria, Tunisia) and the five EU countries (Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Malta and Spain). The objective of the project is to boost the use of solar thermal and cooling systems in the southern Mediterranean countries.

Australia: Solar Cooling for Dairy Farms and Cold Stores (2009)

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on March 18, 2010

Solar cooling systems on dairy farms possess a high impact on the energy consumption of such businesses. Solar energy can contribute up to 80 % of the total cooling load and 57 to 65 % of the hot water load for a typical dairy farm, according to a study carried out by Australian company Solem Consulting in June 2009 on behalf of Sustainability Victoria (see attached document).

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