Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Using solar energy to keep homes cool


CNET has a great article today about a new solar powered A/C unit from SolCool. As they say in the CNET article this is an absolute no-brainer and I can't believe it has taken this long to reach the market.

These units need to be scaled to replace home A/C units as soon as possible. This unit could eliminate the electricity drain from air conditioning homes. It is the largest drain on our grid and this type of solution could really make a difference.

The unit even has battery backup and can run without sun from period of 12 to 24 hours depending on the battery size.
You can learn more about this at the CNET link above and the link to SolCool is: http://www.solcool.net/. They have several interesting products and ideas. Here is the link that goes directly to the two-ton Hybrid SolCool platform: http://www.solcool.net/solcool.htm
image: SolCool

1 comment:

Raptor235 said...

I love solar power I think over the next few years it's going to be exploding even more... as performance of solar panels goes up people are going to be adopting it everywhere they can... after all it's free energy :) BTW here is more solar power information -> Solar Power