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Market sectors : Solar Cooling
This report on the development of the solar cooling market, from Jeremy Osborne of Solem Consulting, was presented at the Australian Solar Cooling Conference in Sydney in 2013.
It first provides an overview of the overall Australian solar thermal market and then focuses in particular on solar cooling industry and how it can learn from the solar thermal industry in order to grow its market.
This presentation on solar cooling technologies was given by Professor S. Srinivasa Murthy of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras during the India-Spain workshop on renewable energies which took place in Sevilla in March 2011.
This report from Till Felix Reichardt of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) describes research into the various forms of solar thermal air-condition systems, and which would be best suited for use to meet the growing demand for indoor air-conditioning in Brazil.
This conference posted from Dr. Roland Winston and Heather Poiry of the University of California, Merced discusses solar thermal cooling. In particular, the team examines the current technical challenges faced by conventional solar thermal cooling designs and how these systems could be improved with new hybrid designs.
This presentation, given by the University of Melbourne’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Group, was held at the Australian Solar Cooling Interest Group Conference 2013. It has been found that heating, ventilation and air-conditioning of commercial buildings in Australia account for 40-50% of electricity consumption and 80% of electricity is generated from fossil fuels. Also, the cooling demand in this country has high sensitivity to global warming. An alternative solution for conventional cooling is solar cooling.
The Desert Research Institute is the environmental research arm of the Nevada System of Higher Education. The Institute’s Renewable Energy Experimental Facility (REEF) hosts a solar thermal HVAC system which they use for solar research purposes, as outlined in this poster.