Solar Cooling

  • China: First Chinese Solar Cooling Conference to Take Place in Shanghai in March

    China: First Chinese Solar Cooling Conference to Take Place in Shanghai in March

    This spring, a major event for solar cooling is going to take place in Shanghai: From 23 to 27 March 2015, the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme and the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) will jointly organise a Solar Cooling Week in the city. The week is going to start off with...
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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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  • Germany: SunOyster’s New Approach to Combine PV and Solar Heat

    Germany: SunOyster’s New Approach to Combine PV and Solar Heat

    SunOyster Systems (SOS) based in Halstenbek, a town near Hamburg, Germany, has developed a new technology for the combined generation of solar heat and electricity (PVT). The first six SunOyster units are currently on their way to the Chinese town of Shuouzhou, 400 km west of...
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  • REN 21: Solar Thermal Contributes Significantly to Hot Water Production

    REN 21: Solar Thermal Contributes Significantly to Hot Water Production

    According to REN21’s Renewables 2014 Global Status Report, which was published at the UN-hosted Sustainable Energy for All Forum in New York at the beginning of June, solar thermal technologies contribute significantly to hot water production in many countries and increasingly to...
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  • India: First Stakeholder Workshop for Solar Thermal Roadmap

    India: First Stakeholder Workshop for Solar Thermal Roadmap

    Whereas India shows enormous demand for thermal energy in the industry and for cooking, solar thermal has so far only covered 0.2 % of the total heating and cooling need. Therefore it is urgent to scale up the use of decentralised solar thermal technologies. Supported by the Shakti...
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  • Germany: Additional Support for Small Solar Cooling Systems

    Germany: Additional Support for Small Solar Cooling Systems

    Since January 2014, companies have been able to receive grants for their thermal-driven sorption cooling systems with a cooling power between 5 kW and 500 kW from the programme for commercial cooling technology in Germany. Until 2013, the minimum cooling power for the programme had been...
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