90% more efficient air conditioning

As the world is heating up because of global warming we need more air conditioning systems. This is why the latest invention from the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory may change the world.

Indeed, to the MIT Technology Review, the NREL have created ” a new air-conditioner design that (…) will dramatically increase efficiency and eliminate gases that contribute to global warming. “

Using indirect evaporative cooling, and desiccants this invention would use up to 90 percent less energy and wouldn’t need CFCs to operate.

These A/C systems could be commercialized within five years and would replace easily current systems.

These news prove once again that huge energy quantities can be saved and that the use of dangerous substances can be avoided through scientific research.

Let’s hope such breakthroughs will keep occurring !


Edouard is a sustainability and energy professional committed to bringing our societies to a carbon neutral future. He has been writing on related topics on this very blog since 2007.

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