|Government of India Press Information Bureau announced the inauguration of the world's highest efficiency solar thermal cooling system. It stated that " India achieves major breakthrough in solar thermal cooling system technology". The system was inaugurated at the Solar Energy Center in Guragon, Haryana, India by Dr. Farooq Abdullah, The minister of New & Renewable Energy on July 1, 2011. |
|The system was described to be a 100kw solar power based air-conditioning system. The efficiency of the system is expected to be 30% higher than other current available systems. The system features high efficiency medium temperature parabolic troughs for collection of solar energy and phase change material based solar thermal energy storage. The unique technology is based on the new triple effect absorption cooling technology.|
As per the press release, the solar thermal cooling system has been developed in joint collaboration by Solar Energy Centre with M/s Thermax Limited, Pune.