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Solar Cooling. A Review of Technology, and Feasibility Study for Ager Sectus Winery, Blenhein, New Zealand (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on July 21, 2011

This document reports the results of a study undertaken at the Ager Sectus Winery, near Blenheim, in New Zealand. The study looked at different solar cooling technologies and their possible use in the winery.

The document starts by explaining the different solar cooling technologies (PV, heat engine, absorption chiller, etc). Solar thermal absorption cooling is the most popular air-conditioning application and is used in different parts of the world. The performance of the systems is still variable, but the average payback period is of 15-20 years.

Solar Thermal Desalination Systems with Multi-layer Heat Recovery (2004)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on October 26, 2010

This document was produced by researchers of the Solar-Institut Jülich, Universidade Federal do Ceara and RWE-Aqua and explores the benefits of using systems with multi-layer heat recovery in solar thermal desalination plants.
The project, financed by Greenpeace International, looked at three concrete examples of desalination plants, using multi-layer heat recovery:

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