This document was submitted by the company Solar District Cooling to the ASEAN Energy Efficiency and Conservation Sub-Sector Network for the ASEAN Energy Awards 2009. The document explains the efforts of the company in boosting solar cooling technologies in Malaysia.
The document includes an overview of the potential of Malaysia in solar energy, an explanation of solar cooling and comparison with electric cooling, especially on what regards technical and operating costs and energy consumption. A solar cooling roadmap for Malaysia is also provided.
Malaysia constitutes is a key location for the use of solar cooling, given that 50% to 60% of its energy consumption is related to cooling. The paper demonstrates that the current evolution of technology allows solar cooling to be commercialized in Malaysia.
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