HVAC Breaking News

Oct. 6, 2008: New Thermal Solar Air Conditioning System Is Being Developed

October 6, 2008
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+

AUSTIN, Texas - Austin Solar Air Conditioning Inc. has announced that the company is developing a thermal solar air conditioning system utilizing parabolic trough solar technology. According to the company, the Austin Solar AC system does not require electricity to run a conventional compressor and does not use refrigerant. The system is said to provide significant cost savings, and can also supply space heating and hot water.

The company said the development of the Austin Solar AC system began over five years ago in response to the need for alternative solutions to reduce the financial and ecological cost of operating traditional air conditioning systems. “While there are several organizations in the U.S. that offer photovoltaic solar systems, we found no one offering standard products using the more efficient thermal absorption technology,” said Walter Ross, CEO of Austin Solar AC. “Our goal for Austin Solar AC is to provide affordable and accessible solar air conditioning systems for homes and businesses.”

Thermal solar collection systems typically capture 60 percent of solar energy, while photovoltaic (PV) cells convert less than 20 percent of the solar energy to electricity, said the company. The parabolic trough thermal solar collectors provide the required energy to operate the air conditioning absorption unit. The Austin Solar AC system utilizes a high temperature absorption chiller that is said to be more efficient than either low temperature adsorption units or traditional refrigerant based air conditioning units. The first beta systems are expected to be installed in 2009.

For more information, visit www.austinsolarac.com.

Publication date: 10/06/2008

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

2014 MCAA Annual Convention

Scenes from the 2014 MCAA Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Podcasts

NEWSmakers: Julian Scadden

Training is an ongoing process. Julian will discuss how you can generate maximum return on time and energy invested training by following a three part process. Listen to this podcast to get expert tips on training, tracking and follow up. 

More Podcasts

THE MAGAZINE

ACHRNEWS

NEWS 04-14-14 cover

2014 April 14

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

SERVICE CALLS POLL

Which statement on service calls best applies to your business?
View Results Poll Archive

HVACR INDUSTRY STORE

plumbing-hvac.gif
2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research

 

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

DON'T MISS A THING

Magazine image
 
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con