Solar cooling in buildings

Dorota Chwieduk,

Andrzej Grzebielec,

Artur Rusowicz


The paper presents a kind of review of solar cooling technologies applied in construction. There are three cooling technologies: absorption, adsorption and DEC – Desiccant Evaporative Cooling – applied coupled with solar systems. What the stress is placed on are cooling systems of a high installed capacity of several hundred kW. Large scale solar cooling systems are not used in Poland. However, modern public buildings, especially offices with huge glazed facades very often require more energy for cooling than space heating. Solar cooling seems to be prospective technology to reduce energy consumption used by traditional air conditioning units.

Słowa kluczowe: solar cooling, solar collectors, refrigeration systems

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