In this report performance and cost data on space cooling technologies installed today in the residential and service sectors and district cooling networks in the EU28 are compiled in a datasheet format. The total installed capacity and overall efficiency of each technology is determined and predictions of their development up to 2050 are made using a bottom-up stock model which is based on aggregated sales data of the last 24 years from 16 EU member states. Existing data on installed capacity of district cooling networks is also presented. Technical information on cooling equipment, installation and sizing, building stock data and climate indicators as well as climate change predictions allow to estimate furthermore current and future cooled indoor surface areas, total cooling demand and corresponding electricity consumption from the installed capacity.
The growth projections are based on pre-financial crisis (2008) sales growth rates and limited by the saturated US market penetration. This work is part of the Heat Roadmap Europe project. The aim of the project is to provide the necessary information and guidance for policy makers to analyse the impact of environmental policies concerning heating and cooling technologies.
Full report here.