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This presentation, given by Dr. Uli Jakob of Solem Consulting, at the AHK (German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce) conference in Sydney in March 2014, gives an update on the technologies and perspectives of solar cooling systems. It covers the different technologies used, such as sorption chillers, integrated hydraulic units and standardized solar cooling kits. It also provides a short overview of solar collector technologies for solar cooling.
Michaël Kummert, a consulting engineer with a PhD in Environmental Science, provides this PowerPoint presentation to show examples of different Solar thermal systems and what they do.
There are photographs of Domestic Hot Water systems and Space Heating systems along with descriptions of their advantages and disadvantages. Kummert also provides a basic guide to which tools one would use for different purposes; for component design and optimization, one would use TRNSYS tools, for example.
This proposal, prepared by Professor Dr. Ursula Eicker at the University of Applied Science Stuttgart in Germany, is set to establish Europe as the leading producer of solar thermal cooling technologies. It describes what the main focuses of the research effort are, like optimisation to replace electrically driven compressor technology, for example. The proposal describes the need for solar assisted cooling and assures that it contributes to priority thematic area of Framework 6 and the European Research Area.
A solar thermal installation is constituted by the joining of components that are in charge of capturing solar rays, transforming ceding solar energy into a fluid stream of work, and ultimately to store energy to be used at point of consumption.
The solar potential in Spain is the highest in Europe because of its privileged location and climate. Solar energy offers many advantages with respect to conventional energy, since it deals with a stream of energy that is free, clean and limitless.
Throughout much of the Western U.S., water is a scarce resource. Growing cities and power plants often compete directly with the agricultural sector - and environmental needs - for limited water supplies. Developing new, renewable energy supplies will have varied impacts on water resources. It is important that, in the process, renewable energy development does not contribute to or exacerbate water supply and quality challenges.
On 13 June 2014, Hannes Bauer, Solar Thermal Program Manager at ECREEE, ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, gave a workshop in Cabo Verde on the new ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) Solar Thermal Energy Program.
The 1st part of the presentation focuses on the global market growth of solar thermal collectors, showing that from 2000 to 2010 the market has increased steadily by 20% each year. It also shows that West African States were not participating during that period.
Market sectors : Solar Cooling