General Task Publications

Technology and quality assurance for solar thermal cooling systems
Technology and quality assurance for solar thermal cooling systems
Task 48 Simplified short brochure
November 2015 - PDF 0.99MB
Editor: Dr. Uli Jakob, (Green Chiller)
Publisher: Daniel Mugnier (TECSOL)
This synthetic brochure is intended to present the main results of the Task. This brochure underlines what was the methodology used to progress on the development of quality procedures for solar cooling and what are the results on creation of tools for policy support.
Solar Cooling
Solar Cooling
Technology Position Paper
September 2015 - PDF 0.36MB

Written by leading experts in the field, this paper provides an inside view for energy policy makers to understand why and how solar cooling systems should be supported and promoted.

Solar Cooling Handbook
Solar Cooling Handbook
A Guide to Solar Assisted Cooling and Dehumidification Processes
January 2014
Editor: Hans Martin Henning, Mario Motta, Daniel Mugnier
Publisher: Ambra Verlag
ISBN: 978-3-99043-438-3
Order - 82.00 EUR
This book in English is the absolute reference on the subject of solar thermal air conditioning. Very detailed, it is the result of the work of Task Group 48 of the IEA SHC program and has more than 350 pages in all aspects of technology: components, the system and its design approach, the economic analysis of technology and finally the feedback of field experience for both small and large systems. All sorption technologies are discussed and each time by scientists from twenty participating countries.
IEA SHC Task 48 Flyer
IEA SHC Task 48 Flyer
Quality Assurance and Support Measures for Solar Cooling
October 2011 - PDF 1.09MB
A tremendous increase in the market for air-conditioning can be observed worldwide especially in developing countries. The results of the past IEA SHC Tasks and works on solar cooling (ex : Task 38 Solar Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration) on the one hand showed the great potential of this technology for building air-conditioning, particularly in sunny regions. On the other hand, it has been shown that further work is necessary in order to achieve economically competitive systems and which presents solid long term energy performance and reliability.