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Innovative Solar Heating and Cooling System with PCM Tank at Service of F- 92 Building of ENEA CASACCIA Research Centre (ROMA) (2013)

Submitted by Chris Heron on July 15, 2013

This presentation by the Italian National Agency for new technologies, energy and economic and sustainable development provides a case study of an innovative solar heating and cooling system with PCM tank installed at the ENEA CASACCIA Research Centre (ROMA).

Opportunities for Reduced Scale Solar Solution in Qatar (2010)

Submitted by Chris Heron on June 28, 2013

This presentation by QPM assesses the state of Qatar’s solar cooling market and provides an analysis of the opportunities and challenges stemming from the climatic conditions, technological capabilities and financial sources. The presentation also highlights several case studies of applying solar thermal cooling in different countries. This analysis is done with the intention to support installation of an energy-efficient solar thermal cooling system for an outdoor park in Qatar.

Canada’s Largest Solar Thermal Cooling and Heating Installation (2010)

Submitted by Dan Fernandez on June 27, 2013

This case study from Proterra Solar looks at one of the largest solar thermal cooling and hearing projects in Canada. The collector system was installed on the Oxford Gardens retirement home in Ontario.

Australia: Country to Publish First Solar Air Conditioning Standard

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on June 17, 2013

In April, two workshops for solar cooling took place in Asia. At the beginning of the month, a workshop in Singapore focused on the use of solar cooling in tropical regions and gathered around 70 participants from research and industry (see photo). The workshop took place at Cleantech One, which is part of Singapore’s clean technology centre. Cleantech One also hosts the Asia office of Austrian turnkey system provider S.O.L.I.D. and the energy research institute ERI@N of the Nanyang Technological University (NTU). They both organised the workshop together with the International Energy Agency (IEA). A week later, almost 80 solar cooling specialists participated in the Australian Solar Cooling 2013 Conference in Sydney, an event by the Australian Solar Cooling Interest Group (ausSCIG). has picked out the highlights from the presentations held at the two workshops.
Photo: S.O.L.I.D.

Case Study: Crow Canyon Medical Center (2013)

Submitted by Dan Fernandez on June 13, 2013

This case study comes from solar thermal manufacturer Chromasun. It reports on a combination solar thermal heating and cooling system that was installed on a California healthcare facility, the Crow Canyon Medical Center.

USA: California Solar Initiative to Add Technologies to Eligibility List

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on June 13, 2013

The California Solar Initiative (CSI) is further extending the number of system types eligible for its CSI – Solar Thermal programme. Already in December 2012, California’s Governor, Edmund Brown, signed a law stipulating that solar heating of commercial pools is to be incorporated into the subsidy scheme. In March 2013, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) published the Final Decision, specifying that solar cooling, space heating and process heat systems should be eligible technologies within the CSI – Solar Thermal. The CPUC, however, still has to work out the specific rule set, something which might delay implementation. The pie chart shows the share of system suppliers within CSI by the end of May 2013. By then, the programme’s administrators had received 1,400 grant applications, half of which had included the system supplier’s name.
Source: CSI – Solar Thermal

Focus on Solar Thermal (2012)

Submitted by Chris Heron on May 29, 2013

Werner B. Koldehoff of German Solar Industry Association (BSW) delivered this presentation at the Conference on “Green Energy” in Cairo, Egypt, in 2012. The presentation outlines the Egyptian solar thermal market and introduces the National Renewable Energy Initiative Egypt. The presentation also provides several case studies of solar thermal heating/cooling and examples of national solar thermal incentives worldwide.

Concentrated Solar Air Conditioning for Buildings Project (2010)

Submitted by Dan Fernandez on May 23, 2013

This presentation from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) discusses a project they collaborated on with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and others to reduce the energy intensity of one of their facilities with a concentrated solar thermal air conditioning project.

Evaluation of a Liquid Desiccant Air Conditioning System with Solar Thermal Regeneration (2013)

Submitted by Dan Fernandez on May 13, 2013

This presentation comes from Queen’s University in Canada. It provides information on liquid desiccant air conditioning, background research on how this technology could be used with solar thermal air conditioning, and plans for a demonstration project.

On the Way to a Solar Heating and Cooling Technology Roadmap (2013)

Submitted by Chris Heron on May 13, 2013

This presentation by ESTIF has been presented at the 4th European Conference on Renewable Heating and Cooling in April 2013 in Dublin. The presentation gives an overview of what is needed to develop a Roadmap for solar heating and cooling technologies in Europe. Their Solar Heating and Cooling Technology Roadmap is expected to be completed by July 2013, and will include: goals, technological capacities and solutions for achieving energy efficiency.