Solar Cooling for the Sunbelt Regions

Task 65 focuses on innovations for affordable, safe and reliable Solar Cooling systems for the Sunbelt regions worldwide. The key objective of this Task is to adapt, verify and promote Solar Cooling as an affordable and reliable solution in the rising cooling demand across Sunbelt countries.

Australian Lead

Lu Aye


Lu Aye is a Professor of Energy Engineering at the University of Melbourne. Prof. Aye has established aninternationally recognised research cluster, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Group in 2008 at the university. He has been the leader of the group since then. He has over 40 years of engineering experience in university teaching, research, development, demonstration and commercialisation of low-carbon technologies, including solar PV and solar thermal systems. His research areas include heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems, solar energy engineering, waste to resources, complex systems modelling, and life cycle environmental impact assessment. He has authored and co-authored over 300 peer reviewed scientific publications.

Lu is active in IEA SHC Task 65, Solar Cooling for the Sunbelt Regions, and co-leads Activity C2 (Database for technical and economic assessment)

Australian Contributors