DENVER – Coolerado Corp. revealed its design for solar powered air conditioning systems to the general public through an online video that documents the unique system at http://www.coolerado.com/?page_id=111. Coolerado also exhibited its solar powered air conditioning systems at RETECH 2009, a renewable energy and technology conference and exhibition, Feb. 25-27, in Las Vegas.
Targeting solar contractors, the video demonstrates the simplicity of simultaneously cooling air while boosting solar power generation. Using computer animation, the video illustrates how to incorporate the affordable system into different commercial and residential building types.
“Coolerado chose to disclose the design, so that wide scale deployment of the systems can occur,” said Rick Gillan, executive vice president of Coolerado. “We could have limited availability through exclusive licenses, but have chosen a broader approach that allows us to focus on our core air conditioning business.”
Any solar contractor can work with air conditioning installers in the Coolerado distribution network to pair the air conditioner with a solar photovoltaic system. Only a few PV panels are needed to power Coolerado air conditioners, so most systems have plenty of excess power available for other electric devices.
The mobile demonstrator the company shows in the video is set up to display real time, side-by-side comparisons of the added power generation created by the system.
“The system definitively shows how power production is increased by more than 15% by employing the innovative approach," Gillan said. "Industry experts who have seen the system are also amazed at the tiny amount of power being drawn by the air conditioner.”
The off-grid system documented in the video uses a Coolerado air conditioner capable of cooling 3,000-sq.ft. of space with only 600 watts of power, so only four PV panels are needed to power it.
Additional information is available at: http://www.coolerado.com.