World Congress on Solar Cooling and Refrigeration

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2020 World Congress
     Australia, one of the front lines for architectural applications in solar cooling, will be host country for the first World Congress on Solar Cooling and Refrigeration.
     The Congress invites researchers, scientists, academics, enthusiasts, architects and designers to meet and share their work and ideas with manufacturers, suppliers, contractors, developers, media and leaders in government, all of whom are invited to present in both scheduled sessions and moderated daily-reviews.

     The formal Call for Papers
- was made April 15, 2019
- closes February 5, 2020, 24:00 GMT
- selections announced April 5, 2020
      Submissions can be emailed to:

Individuals, Organizations and Institutions interested in attending the Congress in Canberra are invited to contact our attendance coordinator. 

Sponsors, commercial exhibitors as well as organizations and institutions interested in active participation or exhibition are invited to contact Congress Convener Robert Quimby.
     Following the missions of the supporting organizations, the congress seeks to support all those involved in solar cooling at a time when both temperatures and energy demands are on the rise. 
     The Congress encourages all to build a community that supports awareness of both the needs and opportunities; wanting to promote "research, development, manufacture and use of solar cooling technologies for the benefit of all, including the environment." This includes architectural and environmental design strategies.
     We offer our support to help promote other Solar Cooling congresses, conferences, gatherings and efforts.

     The Congress will be held in Australia's federal capital of Canberra over 3 days in conjunction with a world-class Trade Show and Exposition on solar cooling, refrigeration and air conditioning, as well as architectural and environmental design strategies for cooling. Our committed focus is solar, but we also hope to attract any recent innovations and breakthroughs in cooling technology including those not (yet?) utilized in solar applications, to share with attendees and the world. Interested exhibitors are invited to contact Congress Convener Robert Quimby.
     Final selection of venues in Australia's capital of Canberra might not be concluded until July 2020. Dates and official airline of the event will be announced before then.

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Solar trivia anyone?
(The Aussie Connection)

... is Australian James Harrison's birthday.  
     James Harrison created a vapour compression refrigeration system which he patented as a "refrigerating machine" in 1855. A year later he designed a cooling system for beer which became popular for meat packing. When he founded the Victoria Ice Works in Australia in 1859, an industry was born. Food handling, storage and shipping changed forever and 'far-away' Australia became a supplier of beef and lamb to the world.
     His invention is generally considered the blueprint for today's refrigerators and chillers. Based on this history, the executive of the International Association for Solar Cooling decided to have the First World Congress on Solar Cooling and Refrigeration in Australia, where the first of the ongoing Solar World Congresses was held in Adelaide in 2001, hosted then by the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society (ANZSES).
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     The Australian Renewable Energy (government) Agency reports that Australia has the highest average solar radiation per square meter of any continent in the world. The country has long recognized both the mixed blessing and greater value of the sun for the resource it is; has shared that appreciation with the rest of the world and generously promoted technology exchanges. 
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