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Solar Cooling technology for a thermal comfort laboratory


SunCool foresees the installation of a solar cooling system using vacuum solar collectors and NH3-H2O absorption chiller at the University of Rijeka - Faculty of Engineering, Department of Thermodynamics and energy engineering, Laboratory for refrigeration and air-conditioning, with the purpose of cooling the laboratory facilities (model space for air flow research and measurements ), heating of consumption water and water in circuits within the laboratory premises and with the possibility of cooling / heating of offices in the periods when the laboratory is not in operation.


By installing the solar cooling technology on a selected public building, SunCool aims to improve its energy sustainability as well as to promote and support the dissemination of solar cooling technologies for buildings’ conditioning. Apart from heating/cooling, the solar cooling technology will be used extensively for education and research purposes.


SunCool will be implemented in Rijeka (Croatia), on a laboratory building owned by the University of Rijeka Faculty of Engineering.

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