Although the fast development of thermal solar systems in the last years has been limited to the production of heat, their use for production of cold is also technically possible, as has been proved by many large scale installations. This solution is characterized by an noticeable synchronization between offer and demand, especially in south Europe, and by more intense exploitation of solar potential. Research and development of an Integrated Solar Air-conditioning System is proposed, the operation of which will be based on the use of thermal solar energy. Main target of the proposed project is the adaptation and optimization of basic energy technologies (high efficiency solar collectors, adsorption cooling machines, devices for automatic control and optimal energy management), aiming to their introduction in an integrated system, specially designed to operate with solar energy and ready for installation. The proposed work will enable SMEs specialized in the area of solar and cooling technologies, to resolve R&D problems related to the design of this type of system, especially in the range of small and medium capacity conditioning devices.
Funding SchemeEAW - Exploratory awards