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Solar Cooling (2020), 40th Informatory Note on Refrigeration Technologies.

Author(s) : LAZZARIN R.

Type of article: Informatory note

Summary

Solar cooling is a promising and environmentally friendly technology that can help meet the growing global demand for space cooling. Solar cooling can be achieved by various technologies. The two main commercial options are photovoltaic (PV)-driven vapour compression chillers and heat-driven cooling machines powered by solar collectors. Thermal cooling equipment can be coupled with various types of solar collectors with different efficiencies and costs. Overall system efficiencies of PV-driven and solar thermal-driven plants may not have such different values. Economic analysis indicates that the investment cost for the PV solution is at least half that of other systems.
Solar cooling may have a very positive environmental impact by reducing the use of fossil fuels, and the technology may be considered mature to compete with conventional cooling equipment.

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Informatory Note - Solar Cooling 2020 (English)

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Note d'Information - Le froid solaire 2020 (French)

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Summary for policy makers - Solar Cooling 2020 (English)

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Résumé pour les décideurs - Le froid solaire 2020 (French)

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Details

  • Original title: Solar Cooling (2020), 40th Informatory Note on Refrigeration Technologies.
  • Record ID : 30027982
  • Languages: French, English
  • Publishers: IIF-IIR
  • Publication date: 2020/12
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18462/iif.NItec40.12.2020
  • Notes:

    This Informatory Note is an update of a previous version published in April 2017. It was prepared by Renato Lazzarin (President of IIR Section E). It was reviewed by Eckhard Groll (President of Section B), Xianting Li (President of Commission E1) and José Miguel Corberan (President of Commission B2) under the supervision of Jean-Luc Dupont (Head of the Scientific and Technical Information Department). It was proofread by Nathalie de Grissac and designed by Aurélie Durand (IIR head office).

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