Monday, November 28th, 2011
Australians will again be turning to air conditioning systems in their homes and at the office for some relief as another long, hot summer approaches. However, the same source of energy that prompts us to switch on the air conditioner can also help to keep us cool, cut carbon pollution and lead to lower household and business electricity bills.

The use of solar technology for heating and cooling will be the subject of an international workshop presented by the International Energy Agency (IEA) as part of the Solar 2011 Conference in Sydney from 30 November to 2 December.

The IEA’s Solar Heating and Cooling Program promotes international collaboration and research and development into the use solar technology for heating and cooling applications in residential, commercial and industrial buildings, as well as schools and hospitals.

Solar technology can also be used for particular industrial processes such as food processing, textile cleaning and drying, pharmaceutical and biochemical processes, desalination, and heating and cooling of factories.

The IEA’s Solar Heating and Cooling program is providing important insights into the potential of solar technology to meet household and business heating and cooling requirements which can account for around three-quarters of the energy used in residential and commercial buildings.

The IEA workshop at Solar 2011 will have some of the world’s leading experts on the deployment of solar technology for heating and cooling and will be a valuable opportunity to discuss the latest developments and future directions in the field. Australian experts are contributing to this international collaboration.


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About the Australian Solar Energy Society (AuSES) Since 1954, the Society has worked as a not-for-profit national organisation dedicated to promoting the use of solar energy in Australia. Our members include academics and researchers, the solar industry, and the general public.
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