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AC testing standards ‘inadequate’, says RMI

With the world predicted to soon face the hottest year on record, clean energy not-for-profit the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) has highlighted the need for better air conditioning testing standards and performance ratings. According to RMI, today’s testing standards and performance ratings are more aligned with the climate profiles of the global north, which experience […]

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AC based on air-cooled photovoltaic-thermal system

Scientists in China claim to have developed a photovoltaic-thermal (PV/T) air conditioning system that uses an air-cooled condenser and a PV/T condenser combined in series. The research was published recently in Applied Thermal Energy, a technical journal. Researchers from Hebei University of Technology say they have designed the photovoltaic-thermal air conditioning system, whose novelty arises from using […]