Solar Cooling

  • Switzerland: Flat Plate Solar Thermal Collector Manufacturer Relies on Vacuum Technology

    The - literally - hottest collector innovation comes from Switzerland. TVP Solar has developed an insulated high-vacuum flat plate collector which supplies a heat transfer fluid between 100 and 200°C. This makes it an ideal thermal energy source for cooling and heating applications in the...

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  • Solar Heating and Cooling in Austria - Status Report (2009)

    This report - presented to the International Energy Agency Solar Heating and Cooling Programme in 2009 - gives an overview of the solar heating and cooling industry in Austria.

    This includes an outline of the national and European regulatory environment, and the research programmes used to...

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  • Market Study - EU HighCombi project (2011)

    This document provides information on the EU project HighCombi. It includes a market study of the project's six target countries, and outlines the solar thermal state of the art in each.

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  • Macroeconomic Impact of the Solar Thermal Electricity Industry in Spain (2011)

    This report - commissioned by Protermosolar and carried out by Deloitte – gives a quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the main macroeconomic variables in Spain derived from technology from 2008 to 2010; and forecasts their future impact. It gives an overview of the different solar thermal...

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  • New Technical Solutions for Energy Efficient Buildings (2011)

    Commissioned by the SCI Network, this report provides an overview of the different technologies for implementing solar heating and cooling systems in buildings.

    This involves a survey of different collector types, a detailed comparison of different chiller types, and an assessment of the...

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  • China: Utopia Garden Sets New Standard for Architectural Integration

    The solar installations above the apartment blocks of the “Utopia Garden” Project in the Chinese city of Dezhou attract attention even from a distance. The 504 vacuum tube collectors have been placed horizontally in a massive metal casing that has the form of a wave and covers the entire...

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  • Solar and Energy Efficient Buildings. Potential and Technologies (2009)

    This is a presentation given by Prof Joachim Luther of the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS).

    Prof. Luther outlines in his presentation how energy consumption in buildings could be reduced in Singapore with the use of energy efficient technologies. The energy...

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  • Description of Simulation Tools used in Solar Cooling (2009)

    This technical report is a deliverable of Task 38, Subtask C within the framework of the International Energy Agency’s Solar Heating and Cooling Programme. It describes both existing and developing simulation tools and models used for solar cooling applications.

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  • Europe: Which Path Takes the Small-capacity Sorption Cooling Industry?

    Whereas the global market for chillers with small cooling capacities has a volume of around 70 million units annually, the European industry of small-capacity sorption cooling is still in its infancy and is facing many challenges. A newly published study, “Scenario Planning for the...

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  • Solar Heat Worldwide. Markets and Contribution to the Energy Supply (2011)

    This report was prepared within the framework of the Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHC) of the International Energy Agency (IEA) as an update of the one issued in 2009. The report documents the solar thermal capacity installed in the important markets worldwide and its contribution in...

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