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Europe, Solar Cooling
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.
This report presents an overview of existing and novel concepts for heat rejection devices in solar cooling systems and recommends which heat rejection measures should be used under different boundary conditions (climate, system concept, etc.). Several components include a performance characterization that was prepared in partnership with manufacturers.
Authors: Roberto Fedrizzi, Alice Vittoriosi, Davide Romeli, Matteo D’Antoni, Hannes Fugmann, Björn Nienborg, Khalid Nagidi, Marc Sheldon
Date: November 2014
This is a presentation from the CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research) about solar thermal technologies and applications.
The presentation reviews the different market applications (hot water and heating, space heating and cooling, desalination, pool heating, industrial processes and electricity production). It also gives data on the European energy market and the market share of the different solar technologies. The document indicates the market drivers for solar thermal and the forecasts for the coming years.