Solar-powered air-conditioning system cuts energy consumption by 90%
The sun has never really been associated with cooling before. More often than not, particularly on hotter days, the best of us look up at the sun frowning, cursing it for its ever abundant heat. This heat could very well be used to cool our homes, with a little bit of technological ingenuity, like this recent development from the Queensland University of Technology. Using the energy from the sun, this eco-friendly air-conditioning system is stated to cut energy consumption by nearly 90% and could very well make use of a solar collector running an ammonia based absorption air conditioning system. The waste resultant heat is then used to heat domestic water, making this system an ideal way to control the temperature of our homes in an energy-efficient manner!