Solar Cooling

  • Austria: More and Less Successful Subsidy Schemes

    Austria: More and Less Successful Subsidy Schemes

    Austria´s solar thermal market has come to depend a great deal on incentive programmes. The schemes in 2012, however, met with varying degrees of success. Demand was again great for the...

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  • India: Solar Mission Phase II Targets 8 Million m²

    India: Solar Mission Phase II Targets 8 Million m²

    In December 2012, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in India published its plans for Phase II of the National Solar Mission (NSM). The 58-page document outlines the policy for the second phase, including targets, the role of the states and an implementation strategy (see the...

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  • France: 20 Years Solar Cooling Kept Promises

    France: 20 Years Solar Cooling Kept Promises

    It was the first in France in the private food sector and one of the first in Europe – the solar cooling system in the cellar of the GICB winery (Groupement Interproducteurs du Cru de Banyuls) in the south of France. In 1991, successful experiences with solar cooling could rarely...

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  • Switzerland: Ultra-High Vacuum Collectors Heat and Cool Geneva Airport

    Switzerland: Ultra-High Vacuum Collectors Heat and Cool Geneva Airport

    The roof of the Geneva International Airport has now 282 evacuated flat plate collector panels with a back-side metal reflector. These Ultra-High Vacuum (UHV) collectors will start working in winter this year and supply the airport with hot water and space heating. Next summer, the solar...

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  • Developments of Solar Thermal in China (2011)

    This presentation was given as Tsinghua University in 2011, and gives a chronological overview of the rapid development of China's solar thermal market since 1978, where research first began. The research projects described in the presentation have successfully...

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  • Europe/Asia: Solar Cooling Gains Traction

    Europe/Asia: Solar Cooling Gains Traction

    Large Japanese and Chinese companies have recently taken a greater interest in solar cooling. The photo shows an installation by Chinese company Jiangsu Huineng New Energy Technology (Huin), which started supplying solar cooling systems this year. New system kits help drive down costs,...

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