Solar Power isn't Feasible!

Solar Power isn't Feasible!
This cartoon was on the cover of the book "SolarGas" by David Hoye. It echoes the Sharp Solar slogan "Last time I checked nobody owned the sun!"

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Solar Air Conditioning

Using the Sun's Light to Defeat the Sun's Heat!

Solar Air Conditioning by Vacuum Tube Heat Pipe and Lithium Bromide Absorption Chiller Cooling at Debs Park Audubon Environmental Science Center in Los Angeles

This video starts with a visual montage of the sheer number of air conditioners used on the street we live on in Cairo, Egypt, describing them as energy parasites that actually increase the heat of the surrounding air.

It then shows the vacuum tube heat pipe solar absorption cooling air conditioning system installed by solar engineer Les Hamasaki at the Debs Park Audubon Environmental Center in Los Angeles. Les Hamasaki describes the 10-ton solar chiller and we conclude with a note about how solar chillers not only eliminate the need for air conditioners, but the need for entire power plants. They also produce hot water and can be used for sterilizing and desalinating contaminated water.

As we say in the video, solar air conditioners "USE THE SUN'S LIGHT TO DEFEAT THE SUN'S HEAT!"

Thus, the hotter it gets outside, the cooler it gets inside!

At a recent climate change seminar at the American University in Cairo showing the update to Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth", delegates from the Environmental Ministry said that there are some trial solar air conditioners being experimented with in Egypt, but were unclear as to where they were, or why we don't see them in actual use!