EME 811
Solar Thermal Energy for Utilities and Industry

8.6. Summary and Final Tasks



Solar cooling is a field of great interest because of the potential opportunity for decreased costs, synchronized energy supply with energy demand, and the utilization of heat from solar heating processes during times when heat is not needed but rather cooling is needed. The (typical) higher cost of absorption cooling systems over compression cooling systems is what has led to the current widely established norm of compression cooling for most processes. However, in certain applications, absorption cooling wins economically and in the environmental context it is indeed the best option.

Reminder - Complete all of the Lesson 8 tasks!

Double-check the to-do list on the Lesson 8 Introduction page to make sure you have completed all of the assigned tasks before you begin Lesson 9.