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Task 38 - Solar Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration


This web site is the official web site of IEA SHC Task 38 "Solar Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration" - a four-year task initiated by IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme Implementing Agreement.

Solar Cooling Position Paper
After ten years of numerous research, development and demonstration activities in the field of Solar air-conditioning, in particular within the IEA Solar Heating & Cooling Programme but also in many other national and European R&D projects, the market penetration of SAC remains small. Therefore, it is important to take a look at the achievements and the recent position of solar cooling technology. It is also important to understand the future perspective of this technology and formulate the needs related to both R&D and market stimulation in order to exploit the potentials. This is also important in order to understand the potential of solar heating and cooling technologies (SHC) to contribute to the achievement of politically set targets in the reduction of energy consumption. This paper describes the recent position of solar cooling technology and develops an outlook about the potential and needed actions.

Solar Cooling ChecklistChecklist Method for Selection and the Success in the Integration of a Solar Cooling System in Buildings


Task Information


1 September 2006 through to 31 December, 2010

Operating Agent
Dr. Hans-Martin Henning
Fraunhofer-Institut f�r Solare Energiesysteme ISE
Dept. Thermal Systems and Buildings
Heidenhofstr. 2 D-79110 Freiburg, GERMANY

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Solar Cooling Position Paper
October 2011

Task 38 2009 Highlights


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