This project aims to produce a data set underpinning the merit of concentrated solar thermal systems and absorption HVAC systems for integration with buildings. It will reduce operational and financial uncertainties associated with solar thermal heating and cooling in Australia, enabling greater utilisation of this technology.
This project will help develop tools and demonstrate how solar absorption cooling technology can be incorporated into a low carbon building design. It will also provide additional real-world performance data for these systems to be used by industry and building owners to make decisions on solar products. Additionally, experiments will be conducted at CSIRO to determine the feasibility of next generation solar absorption cooling systems.