Technological advances likely to lower air-conditioning costs: Economist

Advances in air-conditioning design, and use of solar power, will mean cheaper cooling systems for buildings, according to a report in the Economist.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Colorado is developing technology known as “desiccant-evaporative cooling” which requires little power because the hot water can be obtained from solar panels.

The process may consume only about a fifth of the energy of conventional air-conditioners, says Ron Judkoff of NREL.

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  1. Interesting read,

    A available tech worth considering to implement here is dew-point/evaporation cooling which a dutch company has pioneered into a air conditioning system. 80% energy efficient than the conventional system and totally Eco friendly.


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