Air-conditioning directly from the sun
Solar cooling is one of the most fascinating applications of solar energy, because it generates air-conditioning from the sun’s energy. This system takes advantage of the coincidence of high summer solar radiation and the need for air-conditioning during the same period. This reduces significantly the energy consumption of the building, thus increasing its environmental sustainability. In particular, solar cooling decreases electricity consumption during peak hours and therefore reduces the risk of blackouts due to grid overload. A source of traditional heating and a storage system enable continuous operations at night or during cloudy periods. Soltigua’s solar concentrators represent a revolutionary technology because they achieve a high efficiency of the cooling system by supplying a double effect absorption chiller with high temperature heat. Unique in its kind, this solution permits the maximum exploitation of the sun’s potential, generating an energy efficiency which can not be reached by other solar technologies.