Who are we?
IASC evolved during 2017 with people from Canada, Thailand and Australia, blending a spectrum of interests;
Engineers, Academics, Hobbyists and Business forming an association for the future of the industry.

Our Vision:
To be a socially-conscious connector, educator and facilitator for a better future for all in Solar Cooling and Refrigeration -- an industry estimated at over a US$300 Billion per year.  

To support those involved in solar cooling by building a community of members, partners and other parties, who are committed to sharing knowledge, practice, research and training on Solar Cooling; and to enhance education
and public exposure for all, while facilitating participation and global collaboration.

Early solar for 'cooking', not 'cooling'  :)

What do we do?

Your Association is a connector, educator and facilitator for a better future using technology and embracing "change in Solar Cooling." 
We achieve this by:

Membership Categories (2017-22)

Professionals  - registered
Engineers  - 15+ years
Associate  - registered
Technical Student  - full-time, studying in engineering and environmental fields
Community  - public wishing to support IASC
Researchers  - current university and industry appointments
Fellowship  - completed Fellowship qualifications
Life  - 5+ years (2017) in the fields of Solar Cooling design and research


Advocacy, collegiality, networking and support of a peer group of professionals via discussion, events and social media.

Yazd, Iran


Core Values:

We are passionate about Solar Cooling and the Environment, driven by the knowledge and experience of better engineering and technology outcomes and improved health.
We draw inspiration from both contemporary and ancient technologies as well as general science, balanced with the needs of each individual, business and research body.
We aspire to practice with the utmost integrity for the health and benefit of all.

We believe in

  • Social responsibility
  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Respect and honesty
  • Continuous improvement
  • Independence

Key Features:

Leadership: We will be recognized as worldwide leaders in solar cooling education and thus seen as a representative organization by business, regulators, government and the public.
Education: We will promote and provide professionally recognized education globally and advocate for comprehensive inclusion of innovation in mainstream solar cooling education.
Engagement: We will open doors to a large, passionate and active community of practicing professional and technical people as well as the wider public.
Infrastructure:  We will have an adaptive, sustainable infrastructure, a strong governance framework and a highly skilled and respected staffing group highlighted by secure finances.

Early Australian heat-driven ice-maker

(no moving parts)

International Association for Solar Cooling
helping to convene

2020 Congress
 Potential Sponsors and Commercial Exhibitors as well as Organizations and Institutions interested in active participation in the 2020 World Congress on Solar Cooling and Refrigeration can contact Congress Convener Robert Quimby.   rquimby@solarcoolingcongress.org 

 Early Canadian heat-driven refrigerator and ice-maker

(a little attention generated a lot of cooling)
Icy Ball

 ... and of course, since the SUN is our best source of heat: (below)
Solar ice maker from China. Like the other two: no-valves and no moving parts.

no-value plan
no-valve pic

These (above) food-for-thought examples have younger and older relatives.     

     There are many ways to generate cold without burdening the power grid, without expending more heat into the streets and without financially penalizing the billions of people living where both energy prices and temperatures are on the rise. There is knowledge to be disseminated, support to be shared and work to be done.
-- statement of the Executive, IASC  

IASC, PO Box 974, Queanbeyan 2620, NSW, Australia