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  • 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
  • Solar cooling: i-Cool Solar

    Mitsubishi Chemical, ICL and Nippon Fruehauf have developed i-Cool Solar to air condition trucks. The system uses solar panels on the roof of the container. Mitsubishi Chemical claims that i-Cool Solar will reduce CO2 emissions per 10-ton nes...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/11
  • 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
  • Australia’s solar cooling potential

    Stephen White, Chair of ausSCIG, predicts that more and more innovative solutions will be developed in the solar cooling field in Australia.

    • Publication date : 2012/07/02
  • Solar cooling: Developing countries

    In order to help Jean-Louis Julliard, a French producer, market local-fish precooked meals in Mali, Lionel Bataille improved existing solar-cooling technology developed by a CNRS laboratory in Perpignan, France. The cooling system used a...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/04
  • Solar cooling potential in Spain

    During the IIR-co-sponsored EuroSun 2012 conference, Carrera et al. presented the results of a study about the potential of solar thermal energy to supply heating, domestic hot water and cooling in the residential and tertiary Spanish buildings...

    • Publication date : 2013/03/25
  • Solar cooling: Perspectives in Australia

    A paper by P. Kohlenbach and M. Dennis1 presented at the 9th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Refrigerants in Sydney gave an outlook and future perspectives on solar cooling in Australia, focusing on a comparison between the current...

    • 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 for large buildings in South Africa

    A solar cooling solution to reduce energy costs for large buildings by combining high-efficiency chillers with hybrid solar thermal and photovoltaic (PV) technologies has been introduced in South Africa.

    • Publication date : 2013/07/02
  • GL2012 highlights: photovoltaic vs solar thermal cooling in Europe

    In their paper presented during the 10th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Refrigerants in June 2012, Kohlenbach et al. give an outlook of the current and potential situation of solar cooling in Europe.

    • Publication date : 2012/11/26
  • Briefs: Funding for solar cooling pioneers

    Faced with climbing fossil fuel prices, refrigerated warehouse companies around the globe are starting to look seriously at renewable energy sources, particularly solar energy. In the United States, companies such as ShopRite Supermarket, Costco...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • Solar perspectives for cooling in the Gulf

    Air conditioning is claimed to account for 60% of the energy consumption in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, and various options for lowering the air-conditioning energy demand are being considered.

    • Publication date : 2013/03/04
  • 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 energy and solar cooling in India

    The International Solar Alliance summit held in New Delhi on March 11, 2018 provided an opportunity to highlight a few figures on solar energy in India.

    • Publication date : 2018/04/19
    • Subjects: Developing country
  • 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
  • Nanorefrigerants

    Nanorefrigerants are created by adding nanoparticles in suspension to a base refrigerant. They have a thermal conductivity that is 15% to 104% higher than that of the corresponding...

    • Last update : 2022/06/17
    • Langues : English, French
    • Themes : Nanofluids
  • Additive manufacturing of heat exchangers

    In the refrigeration industry, additive manufacturing (colloquially referred to as “3D printing”) makes it possible to fabricate novel, complex and potentially more energy efficient...

    • Last update : 2022/09/07
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Evaporators, condensers and other heat exchangers
  • Additive manufacturing of regenerators for caloric cooling

    In many areas of engineering, additive manufacturing allows the production of complex and multifunctional products that could not be manufactured using traditional methods. In the...

    • Last update : 2022/09/16
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Caloric cooling (magnetocaloric, electrocaloric, elastocaloric and barocaloric cooling)
  • Cryogenics in the pharmaceutical industry: drug design and bioavailability improvement

    Research activities in the pharmaceutical sector focus primarily on developing novel drug formulations which can elicit the desired response upon being administered to the patient...

    • Last update : 2023/03/10
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Freeze-drying in biology and medicine, Cryobiology, cryomedicine: general information