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Market sectors : Solar Cooling
This presentation on solar air-conditioning system was given by Kawasaki’s Hajime Yabase, together with Kiyoshi Saito of the Waseda University and Muhammad Idrus Alhamid of the University of Indonesia, at the ATMOsphere conference which took place in Tokyo from 3 to 5 February 2014. The speakers outlined the numerous advantages of using double-effect absorption chillers in solar air-conditioning system.
This report, published by SHAAMS, the Strategic Hubs for the Analysis and Acceleration of the Mediterranean Solar Sector, provides a general picture of the solar energy sector in Crete and makes a SWOT analyses. It shares information on the regional solar policies and strategies already in place, on R&D projects and awareness campaigns. With regards to solar thermal energy, the report says it is mainly used for hot water production in household buildings and in hotels. There are very few applications in industry and agriculture. New technologies, like solar thermal cooling and space
IRENA, the International Renewable Energy Agency, together with the Government of the Republic of Cyprus organized an event on renewable energy applications for island tourism. During this 2-day conference, Panagiotis Tsekouras, Mechanical Engineer at CRES, the Greek Center for Renewable Energy Sources and Savings, reported on solar thermal cooling in the tourism industry. It shows that the use of solar thermal energy for cooling system helps saving money, reducing the electricity use by 87% and is a big step towards green tourism.
The report was prepared by Franz Mauthner and Werner Weiss of AEE INTEC in the framework of the Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHC) of the International Energy Agency (IEA). This report gives a detailed overview of the solar thermal market evolution by the end of 2012 in 58 countries, representing 95 % of the overall market worldwide.