Task 48
Task 48
SHC Task 48

QA & Support Measures for Solar Cooling

AIRAH’s first Solar Cooling Workshop

March 27, 2014 - Brisbane, Australia

AIRAH’s first Solar Cooling Workshop generated an audible buzz of excitement among its 80 attendees, all eager to join the discussion around one of the HVAC&R industry’s most exciting fields.

Workshop flyer

“The energy in the conference room was just brilliant,” says AIRAH CEO Phil Wilkinson, M.AIRAH. “There was leading-edge content from the speakers, a good mix of attendees from different sectors, and some great questions from the audience. And the student ‘lightning round’ was fantastic – it proved that the future of solar cooling is in very capable hands.”

Held at the CSIRO EcoSciences precinct in Brisbane on March 27, the Solar Cooling Workshop honed in on the ever-increasing interest in the field of solar cooling. The one-day event explored new ideas, technology and innovations.

During the Workshop, a broad catalogue of speakers shared their knowledge, ideas and experience. With so many of the field’s leading national and international experts stepping up to the lectern, the workshop delivered a full day of invaluable information to delegates.

Covering everything from the international perspective on solar cooling to local innovators and their projects, the Workshop’s array of topics had attendees grabbing every opportunity to debate and discuss new ideas and information.

Speaker presentations


(direct link to AIRAH's webpage)


Professor Ursula Eicker, Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences
Ken Guthrie, Sustainable Energy Transformation
(Video presentation) 
Energy and economic performance of solar cooling systems

If you would like a copy of Ursula's PowerPoint presentation, or have any queries regarding Ursula's presentation, please contact Ursula directly: ursula.eicker@hft-stuttgart.de
Solar heating and cooling – International developments

Download Ken's presentation.
Professor Paul Cooper, M.AIRAH, University of Wollongong
Simon Lovich, M.AIRAH, Air Engineers
Design and implementation of a retrofit solar-assisted HVAC system for residential applications

Download Paul's presentation.
An adaptive approach to solar thermal systems

Download Simon's presentation.
Jeremy Osborne, Affil.AIRAH, Solem Consulting
Dr Subbu Sethuvenkatraman, CSIRO
The development of solar collector standards

Download Jeremy's presentation.
PV-based solar air conditioning

Download Subbu's presentation.
Marshal Rubinstein, New World Machines
Marc Sheldon, Affil.AIRAH, Coolgaia
IceBook – A new approach to ammonia/water absorption refrigeration

Download Marshal's presentation.
Real applications for Chromasun collectors in Australia

Marc's presentation yet to be provided.

Brett Seeney, WSP
Student lightning round presentations
Echuca Regional Hospital – The tale of two solar absorption cooling systems

Download Brett's presentation.
Ali Shirazi, UNSW. 
Download presentation.

Xiaolin (Shannon) Wang, ANU. 
Download presentation.

Dan Wu, University of Melbourne. 
Download presentation.