Task 38
Task 38
SHC Task 38

Solar Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Scope of Project

The scope of the Task is the technologies for production of cold water or conditioned air by means of solar heat, i.e., the subject which is covered by the Task starts with the solar radiation reaching the collector and ends with the chilled water and/or conditioned air transferred to the application.

However, although the distribution system, the building and the interaction of both with the technical equipment are not the main topic of the Task this interaction will be considered where necessary. In particular, for small scale systems which may use the solar collector as the only heat source the overall system including the building and its thermal mass is examined in order to optimise the overall performance.

The Task also covers solar refrigeration for other than comfort air-conditioning applications such as industrial processes and other applications (e.g. food conservation)....