Solar Cooling and Heating (SCH) technologies remain underutilised in the Australian building sector, despite space heating and cooling contributing 7 per cent of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions and representing up to 50 per cent of the peak demand on Australia’s electricity infrastructure.
Through capacity-building activities, this project will provide input on the skills, industry awareness and knowledge barriers associated with the increased market uptake of SCH technologies.
SCH system performance and energy efficiency opportunities are not well understood within the wider HVAC&R industry. Monitoring of three case study sites will address this need and provide a better understanding of their operational benefits.
This project will provide the Australian Government and industry with a better understanding of the strengths, weaknesses, risks and potential investment opportunities within the SCH industry.