News Analysis

Coolerado Makes Solar Air Conditioning a Reality

March 26, 2009

EBN May 2008) that rely on the Maisotsenko cycle to achieve a remarkable energy efficiency rating (EER) of 40 in the Colorado climate—90% better than standard compression-cycle air conditioners—now offers a practical solar air-conditioning solution. The company’s (renamed) C60 uses 600 watts to deliver 6 tons of cooling and can be powered with just four 200-watt PV panels. Performance is improved by taking the chilled but water-saturated waste air stream from the Coolerado and circulating it behind the PV panels, cooling them and boosting their power output by 15%. The company’s website is www.coolerado.com.