Solar Cooling

  • Meet Where the Continents Meet: SHC2015 in Istanbul

    Meet Where the Continents Meet: SHC2015 in Istanbul

    Two continents meet in Istanbul, in a metropolis of 15 million. More than 230 researchers and industry representatives from five continents used this strategic spot for their participation in SHC2015, a high-level conference which took place at the beginning of December and focused on...
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  • Solar Cooling: From Research to Market Competitiveness

    Solar Cooling: From Research to Market Competitiveness

    Diligent research on small scale low-temperature chillers, the launch of a new generation of compact solar cooling units and large-scale plants able to compete economically with conventional cooling solutions: These are just some of the main trends which were discussed during the 6...
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  • Solar Cooling 2.0: New Generation Growing Up

    Solar Cooling 2.0: New Generation Growing Up

    The workshop New Generation Solar Cooling & Heating Systems held in Rome, Italy, on 23 September 2015 was the opportunity to check the status of both research on and market developments in solar cooling technology. The half-day event, which had about 40 participants, was jointly...
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  • IEA SHC: 20 Country Profile Analyse Market and Industry Development

    IEA SHC: 20 Country Profile Analyse Market and Industry Development

    “The Renewable Heat Incentive in the United Kingdom has failed to stimulate the market for solar thermal, which continues to contract. There are technical issues in the regulations preventing the use of solar thermal with other renewable heating systems, such as biomass and heat...
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  • Germany: Label for Existing Heating Boilers to Increase Retrofit Share

    Germany: Label for Existing Heating Boilers to Increase Retrofit Share

    Finally some good news from Germany, the largest market in Europe, which declined for four years in a row between 2011 and 2014. After a very sluggish first quarter in 2015, demand for solar thermal systems was increasing over the summer months because of the...
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  • USA: Ups and Downs of Californian Incentive Levels and Application Numbers

    USA: Ups and Downs of Californian Incentive Levels and Application Numbers

    If there were an award for the most transparent support programme in the field of solar heating and cooling, then the California Solar Initiative (CSI) – Thermal Program would get the prize. The CSI-T programme offers a regularly updated and publicly available Excel file of all submitted,...
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  • China: Investigating Low-Temperature and Low-Cost Solar Cooling Systems

    China: Investigating Low-Temperature and Low-Cost Solar Cooling Systems

    Dai Yanjun is among the key solar cooling researchers in China. In cooperation with the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) Programme, the professor with more than 15 years of experience in solar cooling research at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) organised the Solar Cooling...

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  • Solar Thermal Air Conditioner: Method Of Operation (2010)

    This diagram was created by IceSolair. The diagram explains the methods and modes of how solar thermal air conditioning systems operate, it also looks at the various parts and technologies that allow the system to work, and it shows how the system works in reverse for heating...

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  • Overview on Worldwide Installed Solar Cooling Systems (2007)

    This report was submitted by the Institute for Renewable Energy and EURAC Research of Bolzano, Italy in 2007. It is an overview on worldwide installed solar assisted cooling systems. Technical properties of the plans are listed and the dimensioning of single components is...

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  • Solar Thermal Case Study: Shouldice Hospital (2012)

    This case study was written by by Gemco Solar. It profiles a solar thermal water heating and air cooling and heating system they installed on the Shouldice Hospital in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada.

    Displacing a natural gas and electric based system,...

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