Le marché mondial du froid solaire thermique (en anglais)

Environ 80% des systèmes de froid solaire thermique dans le monde sont installés en Europe, notamment en Espagne, Allemagne et Italie.
By the end of 2013, an estimated 1,050 solar thermal cooling systems were installed worldwide. The market showed a positive trend between 2004 and 2013, but the growth rates tended to decrease from 32% in 2007/2008 to 11% in 2012/2013.

Approximately 80% of the solar thermal cooling installations worldwide are installed in Europe, most notably in Spain, Germany and Italy. The majority of these systems is equipped with flat-plate or evacuated-tube collectors.
By contrast some examples for thermal cooling machines driven by concentrated solar thermal energy (with concentrating solar-thermal collectors such as parabolic troughs or Fresnel collectors) were reported from India, Australia and Turkey.

The overall number of systems installed to date indicates that solar cooling is still a niche market, but one which is developing. Since 2007, a cost reduction of about 50% was realized as a result of the further standardization of the solar cooling units.

Source : Solar Heat Worldwide 2012