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Solar heating and cooling: key trends and challenges

In 2020, the solar thermal energy yield amounted to 407 TWh, which correlates to savings of 43.8 million tons of oil and 141.3 million tons of CO2. Although still only a niche market, solar cooling has an enormous  potential. 



The 2021 report "Solar Heat Worldwide”, prepared by the IEA’s Solar Heating & Cooling Programme (1), gives an overview of the general trends in the global solar thermal market, including solar cooling. 


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