Innovative building integrated, solar-assisted air-water space conditioning systems with dehumidification, and thermo-active cooling systems for hot and humid climates Conference

cited authors

  • Spiegelhalter, T

fiu authors


  • The fast growing demand for AC has imposed a significant increase in demand for primary energy in the US. Electric utilities have their peak loads in hot and humid seasons, and are often faced with power outages, barely capable of meeting the demand, because of the extensive use of electrical air-conditioning systems. The resulting nonrenewable energy use and CO2 emissions are expected to increase continuously. Suitable energy efficient building integrated technology such as solar assisted cooling and heating, decoupled dehumidification and air supply systems can help to alleviate the problem as it is already increasingly practiced in Europe and parts of Asia. This paper will assess from the architect's planning view the main research results of European innovative projects of building integrated solar air conditioning and micro-regeneration systems for combined production of electricity, heating and cooling of large scale commercial (20-100 kW) and small scale solar cooling kits for residential (5-20 kW) applications. Copyright 2010, American Solar Energy Society.

publication date

  • December 1, 2010

start page

  • 4322

end page

  • 4329


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