Promoting the Use of Solar Cooling and Heating in Australia (PUSCH)

Promoting the Use of Solar Cooling and Heating in Australia (PUSCH)

Promoting the Use of Solar Cooling and Heating in Australian Buildings (PUSCH) Report: Promoting the Use of Solar Cooling and Heating in Australian buildings (PUSCH)

The PUSCH report analyses the solar cooling and heating industry in Australia that is suitable for built environment applications. It identifies existing market barriers, as well as opportunities for improving the market uptake of solar cooling and heating (SCH) solutions.

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Solar cooling and heating (SCH) technologies remain underutilised in the Australian building sector. This 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.

This project provides the Australian government and industry with a better understanding of the strengths, weaknesses, risks, and potential investment opportunities within the SCH industry.

Through capacity-building activities, the PUSCH project provides input on the skills, industry awareness, and knowledge barriers associated with the increased market uptake of SCH technologies. The monitoring of three case study sites offers a better understanding of their operational benefits.



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Heating and Cooling Calculator (HCCalc) – online design tool



Heating and Cooling Calculator (HCCalc) – online design tool

This online tool, developed by CSIRO, provides a rapid initial assessment of the likely suitability of various low-grid electricity consumption heating and cooling product types. It allows users – including those who may not be familiar with these products – to make their own assessment of whether or not various product types are likely to meet their expectations of comfort for their location and usage pattern.

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AIRAH’s Renewable Heating and Cooling Special Technical Group



AIRAH’s Renewable Heating and Cooling Special Technical Group

AIRAH’s Special Technical Groups (STGs) provide a way of channelling specialist expertise from the wider industry. The Renewable Heating and Cooling STG is made up of individuals who are interested in developing the renewable heating and cooling industry in Australia, with the aim of combating climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the residential and commercial building sectors.

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This initiative is led by CSIRO, with support from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).

 

This page was last updated February 8, 2022


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