Solar Cooling

  • The Value of Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) in Minnesota: Solar Thermal and Minnesota Energy and Climate Goals (2013).

    This study on the value of solar heating and cooling, commissioned by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, analyses how solar thermal energy can help the state in reaching the climate and energy goals of reducing greenhouse gases emissions by 80% by 2050 and relying on renewable energy to...

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  • New Report on Heat Rejection Systems for Solar Cooling (2015)

    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...

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  • Solar Thermal in Industries: Status and Perspectives (2012)

    This presentation was made by Werner B. Koldehoff at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) workshop "Solar Thermal Thailand" held in Berlin on March 2012. It presents the status of solar thermal industry in Germany and worldwide to...

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  • SHC Solar Update Newsletter (2014)

    Don't miss reading the latest SHC Solar Update newsletter.  This issue highlights China, work on solar cooling, solar and urban planning, solar and heat pumps and the new global certification network plus other news and the latest free SHC...

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  • France: Promising Monitoring Results of Solar-Cooling Hybrid Strategy

    France: Promising Monitoring Results of Solar-Cooling Hybrid Strategy

    During the Task 48 meeting in Garching, Germany, at the end of September 2014, Daniel Mugnier, Head of Task 48 of the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling programme, presented the monitoring results of a promising demonstration project which integrates solar cooling technology into an existing...
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  • Sweden: Novel Solar Cooling Installation Boasts Average Electrical COP of 10.6

    Sweden: Novel Solar Cooling Installation Boasts Average Electrical COP of 10.6

    The first large-scale system which incorporates the newly developed CoolStore chiller by Swedish company ClimateWell was commissioned in June 2014 and has since been operating flawlessly at Swedish coffee producer Löfbergs in Karlstad, Sweden. In the middle of October, ClimateWell organised...
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  • Singapore: Second Largest Solar Cooling Installation Worldwide

    Singapore: Second Largest Solar Cooling Installation Worldwide



    The solar thermal collector field with 3,900 m2 at the United World College (UWC) in Singapore powers a 1,500 kW cooling unit, which is based on a single-effect lithium bromide absorption chiller. The United World Colleges are international schools with an emphasis on social and...

  • USA: Largest Solar Cooling System Worldwide

    USA: Largest Solar Cooling System Worldwide

    It is an ideal location for solar cooling use: Scottsdale, a US city in the Greater Phoenix area in Arizona enjoys an average of 312 days of sunshine every year. Between May and September, temperatures rise above 38 °C and can even reach 46 °C on a hot day. This is where in July 2011,...

  • USA: S.O.L.I.D. Operates 3.4 MWth Cooling System as ESCO in Arizona

    USA: S.O.L.I.D. Operates 3.4 MWth Cooling System as ESCO in Arizona

    It is an ideal location for solar cooling use: Scottsdale, a US city in the Greater Phoenix area in Arizona enjoys an average of 312 days of sunshine every year. Between May and September, temperatures rise above 38°C and can even reach 46°C on a hot day. This is where in July...
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  • South Africa: Fresnel Collectors Keep It Cool in MTN’s Server Rooms

    South Africa: Fresnel Collectors Keep It Cool in MTN’s Server Rooms

    Since June 2014, a Fresnel collector field with 242 kWth has been feeding into the district cooling system of the MTN Group at its headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa. MTN, which has more than 200 million customers, as well as subsidiaries in 22 countries across Africa...
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