Task 65 Highlights 2020
March 2021 - PDF 0.57MB
In 2016, air-conditioning accounted for nearly 20% of the total electricity demand in buildings worldwide and consumption is growing faster than any other energy source used in buildings. If measures are not taken to counteract this increase, space cooling demand will almost triple by 2050; the demand could reach 6,200 TWh, or 30% of the total electricity used in buildings. The latest studies are primarily directed at existing conventional technology. However, greater attention should be directed at enhancing components and systems. Solar cooling, either thermal or electrical driven systems, tend to cater mainly to niche markets. To foster affordable, safe and reliable solar cooling systems in the Sunbelt regions a combination of cost reduction, adaptation and system simplification is required.