Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Solar Air Conditioning Unit Sparks Interest

Instead of letting the Central Valley’s blistering summer sun bake your home, the sun can actually cool it, says a Southern California Company.

SolCool One LLC of Redlands is marketing an air conditioner that uses so little power it can be run from the power generated by no more than four solar panels, the company says.

“This unit will operate without any power from the grid,” says Clifford Sutton, vice president of global marketing and sales for SolCool One. “Also, if there’s no power being brought to it al all, it will still operate for 24 hours on battery backup.”

Its efficiency is put at 30 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) a government measurement. The federal standard for new air conditioning units is a minimum of 13 SEER. The higher the number the greater the energy more

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