Solar cooling

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Solar cooling is the use of solar thermal energy or solar electricity to power a cooling appliance.

There are five different approaches to solar cooling:

  • absorption cooling, which can use solar thermal energy to vaporize the refrigerant;
  • desiccant cooling, which can use solar thermal energy to regenerate (dry) the desiccant;
  • vapor compression cooling, which can use solar thermal energy to operate a Rankine-cycle heat engine;
  • evaporative coolers ("Swamp coolers");
  • heat-pumps and air conditioners that can by powered by solar photovoltaic systems.
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