Submitted by: Solarfocus GmbH
Implemented country: Austria
Title: EU Project in Solar Air Conditioning
There are many reasons to cool a building through solar energy. The need of air conditioning correlates with the sun ratio, especially in summer. There is no waste of energy. Economic growth in warm and tropical countries also leads to a higher need for air conditioning; therefore it makes sense to accomplish this by using the sun. Even in Austria people are requesting air conditioned offices. These are enough arguments for Solarfocus Kalkgruber to participate in an EU research project in cooperation with the research institution Profactor Produktionsforschungs GmbH and seven other partners from the EU. The aim is to link experts from the field of solar energy and cooling with potential operators to produce solar-driven air conditioning and to gain experiences from running these.