Researchers explore rooftop PV for pre-cooling of residential, commercial buildings
PV Magazine (Australia), Other, 29/08/2022, Emiliano Bellini
A group of Australia researchers, including scientists from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW), have looked at how rooftop PV generation could be used to run air conditioners (AC) to pre-cool residential and commercial buildings. The group defined the proposed concept as “solar pre-cooling”. It purportedly offers benefits in terms of mitigating low minimum demand in electricity networks, flattening the grid’s net demand profile, and reducing electricity bills.