Cooling, chilling and cold stabilization in solar integration
Solar Powered Refrigeration
Solar powered refrigeration systems capable of providing temperatures as low as -23°C have been demonstrated.
(Solar driven) ejector refrigeration System
Ejector or jet pump refrigeration is a thermally driven technology that has been used for cooling applications for many years. In their present state of development they have a much lower COP than vapour compression systems but offer advantages of simplicity and no moving parts. Their greatest advantage is their capability to produce refrigeration using waste heat or solar energy as a heat source at temperatures above 80°C. Applications in the food sector will be primarily in areas where waste heat is available to drive the ejector system. Such applications can be found in food processing factories where the ejector refrigeration system can be used for product and process cooling and transport refrigeration. Other possible application is in tri-generation where the ejector refrigeration system can be used in conjunction with combined heat and power systems to provide cooling.