Best practice brochure on solar coolingActivity D2 - delivery report
November 2015 - PDF 2.68MB
Editor: Uli Jakob (Green Chiller Association)
Publisher: Daniel Mugnier (TECSOL)
This Subtask D2 activity was aimed to produce a high quality brochure presenting selected reduced number of Best practice examples. Therefore, input from other activities like C3 and the Task 48 participants have been explored to use it for this activity. In activity C3 first draft of “IEA Quality Engineered Solar Air-conditioning Design Examples: A companion to the IEA Solar Cooling Handbook” has been prepared including three solar cooling technologies: a small-scale single-effect absorption chiller system in Austria, a medium-size single-effect absorption chiller system including DHW production in France and a large-scale double-effect absorption chiller system in Australia. Additional 9 further best practice examples were collected from the Task 48 participants, thus a total of 12 projects are summarized in the best practice brochure.
The selected solar cooling projects presented in the brochure represent different applications like office buildings (6), school/institute buildings (4), commercial buildings (1) and residential buildings (1). The projects are located in North America (1), Europe (4) and mostly in South-East Asia (7). The cooled floor spaces of these buildings range between 240 m² up to 11,000 m². The best annual electrical COPel are between 6 and 25, which is an average value of about 12.9. The specific installed system costs are 7,300 EUR/kW for small-scale systems and in average 1,900 EUR/kW for large-scale systems.