An overview of solar cooling technologies markets development and its managerial aspects

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Commercial buildings consume a considerable amount of fossil fuel that directly has negative impacts on the environment. In fact this leads to significant greenhouse gas emissions and the production of non-environmental friendly materials. Hence global warming is the most common dilemma facing world governments at the present time. Solar cooling technologies proved to be a successful alternative for conventional cooling systems especially in hot and sunny climates. The solar cooling technologies are able to reduce electricity demand since it relies on solar energy to produce cooling. There are many research articles that focus on the solar cooling technologies technical and engineering developments meanwhile there are limited research activities detailing its barriers, opportunity, architectural and managerial aspects. This research paper outlines the potential markets of solar cooling systems, as well as their architectural and managerial implications. The article also discusses, and suggests recommendations to overcome issues and barriers during solar cooling systems installation phase. In addition the article presents the solar cooing systems industry markets development and the potential of implementing the solar cooling technologies in livestock storage facilities, crops drying business, hospitals.




Baniyounes, A. M., Ghadi, Y. Y., Rasul, M. G., Alomari, M. H., & Manasreh, A. (2014). An overview of solar cooling technologies markets development and its managerial aspects. In Energy Procedia (Vol. 61, pp. 1864–1869). Elsevier Ltd.

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