IKEA SingaporeSOLID world leader in large-scale solar thermal cooling technology


7 out of 13 of the largest solar cooling plants installed between 2007 and 2017 are built by SOLID. The figures were recently published by the latest edition of the “Solar Heat Worldwide” report, which summarizes global market developments and trends annually. The solar thermal cooling systems include the 3 largest plants worldwide. They are located in Singapore at IKEA, in Nicaragua at the Hospital Militar Escuela in Managua and in the US, Arizona at the Desert Mountain High School. All three systems were developed, planned and installed by SOLID. The report also shows that the number of solar cooling systems increases year by year.

The worldwide demand for air conditioning is growing with the increase of heat days and people’s prosperity. Solar cooling technology is an environmental friendly alternative to compression refrigeration systems. It works with pure water and lithium bromide salt with zero ozone depletion potential (ODP) and zero global warming potential (GWP). The technology is in line with EU directives, COP 21 and Montreal Protocol. Moreover, electric consumption of conventional systems can be reduced by 70-80%.

Find more details on the “Solar Heat Worldwide” report here.