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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.

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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

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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

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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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Overview of RES-H/RES-C Support Options (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 22, 2010

The present report was prepared in the framework of the RES-H Policy project (Policy development for improving RES-H/C penetration in European Member States (RES-H Policy)). The aim is to provide an overview of possible policy instruments to support the development of renewable heating (RES-H) and cooling (RES-C) technologies in the different EU Member States.

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Austria: EUR 2 Million for Large-Scale, Commercial Applications

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on June 22, 2010

Niki BerlakovichAustria shows that even in a generally difficult economic situation, a government can still expand its solar subsidy schemes: On 11 June, the Austrian environmental minister, Niki Berlakovich, introduced a new incentive programme for large-scale solar thermal systems. Photo: National Austrian Environmental Ministry

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Dubai: Solar-cooled, 6,000 m2 Office Building

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on June 19, 2010

 Climatewell chillers in Dubai Under the burning sun of Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 161 m2 of vacuum tube collectors by Irish manufacturer Kingspan Renewables provide enough heat for 6 small-size absorption chillers with a 10 kW cooling capacity by Swedish company Climatewell. Photo: Climatewell.

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The Sun Shines a Bit More in Härnösand (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 14, 2010

This is a document released by the Swedish company Absolicon about the solar thermal and PV project being carried out through a public-private partnership in the small town of Härnösand in Sweden.

The hospital in Härnösand is now an example of energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources for Sweden and Europe. 50 m2 of suntracking solar panels, generating
power and heat simultaneously, were installed on the roof of the hospital.

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The Market Potential of Micro-CHCP (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on June 10, 2010

This is a study assessing the market potential of small scale Combined Heating Cooling and Power (CHCP) in several European countries (Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland).

The study is one of the final deliverables of the PolySMART Project (POLYgeneration with advanced small and medium scale thermally driven air-conditioning and refrigeration technology), an integrated project partly funded by the European Commission under 6th Framework Programme.

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