Driving Efficient Low Energy Cooling Technologies Assessment To Technology Tech-Transfer (Delta-T)
2017 - 2020
India, with a population of nearly 1.2 billion, is the world’s third-largest greenhouse gas emitter. It has pledged to reduce carbon emission per unit of gross domestic product up to 35% by 2030 from the 2005 level. The building sector is experiencing unprecedented growth leading to higher energy consumption (Govt of India, 2015). India’s electricity demand is expected to rise from 775 TWh in 2012 to 2499 TWh by 2030.
With an increase in affordability and power supply, the future shall see a steep rise in demand for air conditioning. By 2030, 60% of commercial space and 40% of residential households in India are expected to be air-conditioned. The space cooling systems adopted in developing nations like India have a great impact on the economy as well greenhouse gas emissions. This research project quantified the energy-saving potential of smart low energy cooling systems. It also identified opportunities and developed cost-effective scalable energy & environment monitoring sensing and controls systems to integrate with LEC system to enhance performance.