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India: Ideal Frame Conditions for Solar Heating and Cooling Sector

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on November 22, 2010

 DIREC 2010” More than 200 participants attended the side-event dedicated to the solar heating and cooling sector during the Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference (DIREC) 2010 in New Delhi, India, at the end of October. International thought leaders highlighted the global development of low-temperature solar applications and the possibilities for widespread distribution of this technology.
Photo: Jaideep Malaviya

Austria: Campaign with 270 million Impressions

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on November 1, 2010

 solar campaign” Between February and May 2010, the solar campaign “Clever people heat with the sun” (Schlaue heizen mit der Sonne) promoted solar thermal technology across all of Austria's main media channels: radio, television, newspapers and special interest magazines. The marketing measures reached a total of almost 270 million impressions (see the table below).

Solar Chiller: Zero-net energy for building air conditioning in hot climates (2007)

Submitted by Todd Costello on October 29, 2010

This fact sheet was created by Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo. It provides information on solar thermal air conditioning strategies and potential programs in Brazil.

FIFA World Cup 2022: Solar-cooled, 500-seat Showcase Stadium in Qatar

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on October 27, 2010

 Solar cooling plant in the middle of Qatar's desert” Solar cooling plant in the middle of Qatar's desert: Manufactured by German Mirroxx, the Fresnel collectors with an aperture area of 1,400 m2 (700 kW) deliver the energy for an adsorption chiller which cools a showcase football stadium with 500 seats.
Photo: Gem Advertising and Publications

Solar Cooling: 20 Questions assess Project Success Rate

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on October 21, 2010

 Logo Tecsol ” Can a solar cooling system be integrated in my building or my industrial processes? Answering this question with a simple Yes or No is not as easy as it seems. If a solar cooling system turns out to be a feasible investment largely depends on the parameters of the existing heating and cooling system, required temperatures, cooling times, and regional fossil fuel and electricity prices. To see if a solar cooling installation will be a good choice, French engineering company Tecsol is now offering a free-of-charge, online check list on its website: http://www.tecsol.fr/checklist/

“Hot water demand of 120 litres per day per person”

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on September 30, 2010

 Johannes Waimer” Being a solar consultant, Johannes Waimer is advising the only solar water heater manufacturer in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai-based Premier Solar Technologies Inc. Twenty years ago, he developed an Integrated Storage Collector (ISC), which is still being manufactured today, in Premier Solar's factory in Dubai Investment Park. Solarthermalworld.org spoke with him about the pros and cons of solar heating and cooling throughout the region.
Photo: Premier Solar Technologies

Solar Thermally-Driven Liquid-Desiccant Air-Conditioning System (2010)

Submitted by Todd Costello on September 14, 2010

This paper was released by the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario during 2010. The goal of this paper is to asses the effectiveness of a liquid-desiccant air-conditioning system paired with a solar thermal system.

Singapore: Austria delivers and finances biggest Solar Cooling Installation worldwide

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on August 31, 2010

 Solid CEOs Christian Holter (middle) and Franz Radovic (right) ” A major order for two Austrian companies was announced at a press conference in the middle of August: Austrian engineering company Solid - represented by its two CEOs Christian Holter (middle) and Franz Radovic (right) - signed a contract with the United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA) to deliver, install and operate a solar heating and cooling installation with 3,900 m2 of collector area in Singapore. The Raiffeisen-Landesbank of Steiermark (RLB-Stmk) will be responsible for financing the investment of around EUR 4 million together with the OeKB, the Oesterreichische Kontrollbank.
Photo: Solid

Solar Cooling in North America: “Joint Forces are needed”

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on August 27, 2010

 Lucio Mesquita” “A coordinated effort is needed to develop the solar thermal market in North America,” Lucio Mesquita, Head of Thermosol Consulting in Canada, said during his presentation about “Solar Cooling in North America” at the Intersolar North America in San Francisco in July.
Photo: Thermosol Consulting

Renewables for Heating and Cooling (2007)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on July 13, 2010

This document, prepared by the International Energy Agency, comes as a follow-up of the 2006 seminar “Renewable heating and cooling – from RD&D to deployment technology and policy” aimed at exploring guidelines and policy initiatives to boost technology development and market deployment for renewable heating and cooling (REHC).

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