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  • New solar-cooling technology for cooling-freezing

    Refrigeration is often based on compressor technology which consumes electricity. A recently developed system making it possible to achieve relatively low temperatures solely using solar energy has been designed by PROMES, a laboratory working...

    • Publication date : 2007/05/04
  • Briefs: solar air-conditioning prototype

    As part of the European programme Solera, CEA LITEN researchers recently set up a 4.5-kW solar air-conditioning prototype in the facilities of the INES (French National Institute of Solar Energy) in Chambéry in the French Alps, where the system...

    • Publication date : 2009/12/09
  • Solar absorption air conditioning

    When do you need air conditioning? When it is hot and sunny. This is why Broad Air Conditioning, China, one of the world's largest manufacturers of direct-fired absorption chillers, has been focusing on solar absorption air-conditioning systems...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/15
  • Solar cooling: Low-cost solar vaccine refrigerator

    About 2 million people around the world die each year of diseases preventable by widely used vaccines. In Africa and parts of Asia, over half of all vaccines that require refrigeration spoil before they can be administered. Millions of lives and...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/04
  • Brief: solar cooling on the rise

    The European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF) presented its statistics for the European market including all 25 member states. Results showed 12% growth in 2004, predicted to continue into 2005. At the time of the survey there were...

    • Publication date : 2006/01/28
  • Solar cooling: Plans for air-conditioned stadiums in Qatar

    When Qatar won the bid to host the 2022 football World Cup in December 2010, it came as a surprise. One of the major causes of scepticism was the average summer temperatures of over 40°C with recent peaks at 50°C. But central to Qatar's bid was a...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/11
  • Solar Air conditioning

    With high summer temperatures, air-conditioning and thermal comfort are increasingly important issues, but raise the challenges of high energy consumption and of environmental consequences. Three recent projects use solar energy to operate...

    • Publication date : 2007/08/05
  • Sorption chillers

    Sorption chiller technology is rapidly developing, especially that using solar energy. - As highlighted by Jacob and Kohlenbach* during the latest IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Working Fluids in Sydney, in Europe, numerous new...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • Briefs: Refrigerated windmill provides drinking water

    A windmill equipped with a small cooling system produces up to 200 litres of drinking water/day. Collecting moisture from wind was already applied in Chile for instance, but by adding the small cooling device, it was possible for Marc Parent, the...

    • Publication date : 2010/05/27
  • Africa’s first concentrating solar cooling system

    Mobile telecommunications company MTN has launched Africa’s first Concentrating Solar Cooling System in its Head office in Johannesburg.

    • Publication date : 2014/09/30
  • Mauritius breaks record with the largest diesel/photovoltaic system installed

    One of the world’s largest diesel/photovoltaic hybrid systems is to be installed in a supermarket in the city of Flacq, Mauritius.

    • Publication date : 2014/10/06
  • 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...

    • Publication date : 2021/09/07
  • Worlwide market for solar thermal air-conditioning and cooling applications

    Approximately 80% of the solar thermal cooling installations worldwide are installed in Europe, most notably in Spain, Germany and Italy.

    • Publication date : 2014/10/14
  • Solar cooling: overview of the most promising alternatives

    A paper by C. Infante-Ferreira and D.S. Kim, published in the March 2014 special issue of the International Journal of Refrigeration, gives an overview of the most promising alternatives and ranks options according to required investment for...

    • Publication date : 2014/09/09
  • Great potential for solar district cooling in Saudi Arabia

    A recent modelling compares the performances of a two-stage and a single-stage absorption chiller in a solar district cooling system in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

    • Publication date : 2018/12/27
    • Subjects: Developing country