Wednesday, June 16, 2010

World's 1st Solar-Powered Air Conditioner

The world's first solar powered air conditioner only augments its energy use with free solar energy, but its a step in the right direction. Look for "solar augmentation" to become a buzzword among more outdoor appliances in the next few years. R.C.J.

Here's what LG says about its own solar-hybrid air conditioner: LG Electronics (LG) today announced Korea’s first eco-friendly residential hybrid air conditioner that utilizes solar energy as part of its power supply. By combining power generated through the solar cell module attached to the top of the outdoor unit, this 28,000BTU (76 square meter) standing-style air conditioner...As a clean, renewable energy source, solar power is drawing ever-more interest both from the environmentally conscious and average consumers looking to make long-term savings in their energy bills. Not only does F-Q232LASS offer big savings in electricity costs, it is also environmentally-friendly. LG’s hybrid air conditioner helps reduce approximately 212 kg of carbon dioxide over 10 years, equivalent to growing 780 pine trees over the same period...
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