Renewables beyond electricity: solar air conditioning and solar desalination in India

The potential of renewable energy is not only limited to electricity generation, but also for a variety of applications (heating, cooling, mechanical and cooking) spanning across several sectors (residential, commercial and industrial). With the objective to promote and create awareness about renewable energy applications, WWF India and CEEW undertook a comprehensive analytical study (Renewables beyond Electricity: Solar Air Conditioning and Solar Desalination) of two renewable energy technologies, namely, solar air conditioning and solar desalination. Findings of these studies have been reported in this document with each application (solar air conditioning and desalination) being covered under separate chapters.