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Towards a Net-Zero Future: the vital role of geothermal and solar thermal in providing sustainable cooling solutions

May 15 @ 14:00 - 15:30
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Join us for the webinar, “Towards a Net-Zero Future: the vital role of geothermal and solar thermal in providing sustainable cooling solutions” where we’ll be bringing together experts from the COOLING DOWN Consortium and beyond to explore innovative renewable cooling solutions in a changing energy market.

As the planet heats up sustainable solutions for cooling become essential for households, cities, businesses, and industry. Geothermal and solar thermal are renewable, efficient, and cost-effective solutions. Integrating them into our individual and shared living spaces, workplaces, and manufacturing processes is critical to climate mitigation and adaptation. They are also key to avoiding additional stress on electricity systems and resource consumption.

Join our panel of experts to understand and discuss the benefits and challenges of geothermal and solar thermal cooling.

This event is supported by the COOLING DOWN EU project, funded under the LIFE Programme.


Moderator: Philippe Dumas, EGEC

14:00 – 14:05  Introductory remarks – Philippe Dumas, EGEC

PART 1: Setting the framework: cooling perspectives in a changing energy market 

14:05 – 14:15 Cooling in the energy market regulation – European Commission (DG ENER) TBC

14:15 – 14:25 Cooling technologies and key aspects for future systems – Reuven Paitazoglou, Fraunhofer

14:25 – 14:35 Cooling demand and impact on the energy system – Simon Pezzutto, Senior Researcher at EURAC and Cool-LIFE project Coordinator

14:35 – 14:45 Q&A session

PART 2: Ready-to-use renewable cooling solutions: the role of geothermal and solar thermal 

14:45 – 14:55 Cooling the pathway to energy transition: integrating renewable cooling technologies into Municipal SEAPs – Javier F. Urchueguia, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia

14:55 – 15:05 The innovative geothermal heat pump system in the WWF UK Living Planet Centre – Guus van Gelder, Groenholland BV

15:05 – 15:15 Europe’s largest solar cooling solution for industrial processes at the AVL Company (Austria) – Christian Holter, SOLID

15:15 – 15:25 Q&A session

15:25 – 15:30 Concluding remarks – Saverio Papa, Solar Heat Europe