solar air conditioning


solar air con


Also known as solar air conditioning. This can be done by using desiccants, by using a passive form of cooling where solar power does not directly cool down an environment, by employing a heat absorption pump or by using the electricity of PV cells to operate conventional air-conditioners.

Wikipedia definition:

Solar air conditioning refers to any air conditioning (cooling) system that uses solar power. This can be done through passive solar, solar thermal energy conversion and photovoltaic conversion (sunlight to electricity). The U.S. Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 created 2008 through 2012 funding for a new solar air conditioning research and development program, which should develop and demonstrate multiple new technology innovations and mass production economies of scale. Solar air conditioning might play an increasing role in zero-energy and energy-plus buildings design.

Source: Wikipedia - Solar air conditioning

Broader terms

solar cooling