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Solar Cooling

The Earthscan Expert Guide to Solar Cooling Systems, 1st Edition

By Paul Kohlenbach, Uli Jakob


208 pages | 149 Color Illus.

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Cooling buildings is a major global energy consumer and the energy requirement is growing year by year. This guide to solar cooling technology explains all you need to know about how solar energy can be converted into cooling energy. It outlines the difference between heat-driven and photovoltaic-driven systems and gives examples of both, making clear in what situations solar cooling technology makes sense. It includes chapters on:

• solar thermal collectors

• solar cooling technologies

• cold distribution

• storage components

• designing and sizing

• installation, operation and maintenance

• economic feasibility

• potential markets

• case studies.

Solar Cooling is for engineers, architects, consultancies, solar thermal technology companies, students and anyone who is interested in getting involved with this technology.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 1.Introduction 2. Solar Thermal Collectors 3. Solar Cooling Technologies 4. Cold Distribution 5. Storage in Solar Thermal Cooling Systems 6. Designing and Sizing Solar Cooling Systems 7. Installation, Operation and Maintenance 8. Economic Feasibility 9. Potential Markets for Solar Thermal Cooling Systems 10. Case Studies 11. Glossary 12. Sources of Further Information 13. References

About the Authors

Prof. Dr-Ing. Paul Kohlenbach is a professor at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Germany. His area of expertise is renewable energies, including but not limited to solar thermal process heat, solar cooling, concentrating solar power (CSP), trigeneration, façade integrated solar systems, solar hot water systems, hydrogen technology and fuel cells. He is also the founder and owner of Solem Consulting, an international consortium of leading experts in solar technologies which was founded in 2008. Over thirteen years of professional experience with solar thermal systems, especially in engineering design, planning and control of such make him an internationally renowned solar expert.

Dr. Uli Jakob is the General Manager of Solem Consulting in Europe and an internationally renowned solar cooling expert. His areas of expertise are building physics, renewable energies and climate engineering, with a special focus on innovative energy concepts and energy-efficient buildings. He is also founder and owner of dr. jakob energy research, a consultancy for research, product development and marketing with a focus on renewables, energy-efficient buildings and industry. Dr. Jakob has over thirteen years of professional experience, especially with the product development and commercialisation of solar/thermal cooling kits. He is also a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart, Germany and Hamburger Fern-Hochschule, Germany.

About the Series

Earthscan Expert

Earthscan Expert Series

Series editor: Frank Jackson

Earthscan's Expert Series is a major new book series providing clear, practical information for people who want to work with environmentally friendly low-carbon technologies. From specific handbooks to more general guides, each highly illustrated title is essential reading for professionals keen to expand their skills base and take advantage of the low carbon revolution.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Energy
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Alternative & Renewable