Solar Based Cooling
As a B2B solution provider in the core areas of energy and environment, Thermax is committed to the development of sustainable alternatives for the industry to manage resources productively and without waste.
The radiative energy from the sun that keeps our planet warm exceeds by far the current primary energy supply used by mankind for its comfort, leisure and economic activities. It also exceeds vastly other energy sources at ground level such as geothermic or tidal energy, nuclear power and fossil fuel burning.
Indeed, the prospects of climate change and, eventually, fossil fuel depletion, trigger a growing interest in renewable energies in general, solar energy in particular.
Over 40% of the world's energy consumption used for building operations (IEA 2007):
Heating (hot water, process steam, space heating)
Cooling (air conditioning, cold storage)
Lighting (artificial, ambient)
The biggest electrical consumers are lighting and air conditioning - 50% of electrical energy.
Solar thermal cooling can reduce conventional electric AC loads, the system uses parabolic concentrators integrated with thermally driven double effect absorption chillers.
Thermax's core strengths in cooling can offer a single point optimised solution, to meet total requirements with turnkey execution for various applications.
- Fixed focus
- PLC based daily tracking system
- Auto focus, defocus and refocus controls
- Space saving design
- Modular design for easy and safe operation & maintenance
- Concentration ratio of more than 70
Thermax banks on its major strengths – the company's extensive and varied experience with industrial processes its expertise in application R&D, and its trained and dedicated manpower.