Tag: solar air conditioning

The KAUST Breakwater Beacon sits at the end of a curved spit on the Red Sea coast. Image via Urban Art Projects.

Saudi University Tower Cools Down As It Lights Up

Although it’s used mostly as a symbolic lighthouse, an elegant tower on the new campus of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is even more impressive for its ability to provide a cool, shady spot for public gatherings… Read More

Solar AC System Touted By UC Merced Team

A team from the University of California, Merced, has unveiled a technology that they say will make harnessing solar thermal energy to power air conditioning units simpler, cheaper and more effective. The team, led by UC Merced Professor Roland Winston… Read More
solar-powered air condition system, Hitachi

Hitachi Aims To Solarize Air Conditioning

When the grid teeters during summertime heat spikes, it’s air conditioners that are doing a lot of the damage. Now Hitachi is aiming to offer a distributed way to lessen the load, developing what it calls a Solar Activated Air… Read More
Vicot Shandong Solar Air Conditioner

Is This The World’s 1st Direct Solar AC?

Solar-powered air conditioning is, clearly, a pretty bright idea. Recently, some of China’s leading lights in government and industry, as well as emissaries from ten other countries, convened at the 2010 World Solar-Powered Air Conditioning Development Forum in Dezhou, in… Read More
Seawater AC

The Future of Cool Green Tech Style

With record temperatures blanketing much of the country this summer, the nation’s air-conditioners have been cranked up and running in high gear. According to Live Science, this is bad news for the environment, as it means more carbon dioxide entering… Read More