for a rapidly warming world
SolarSnow is a Canadian company developing cooling systems that operate cost-free for the five billion people facing both rising temperatures
and increasing energy prices.
Using proven technologies, some centuries old, SolarSnow has been designing maintenance-free, environmentally-friendly systems that use the sun's heat to make cold. The only moving part is the fan (no pump or compressor), so they can operate cost-free or, with large commercial systems, mostly cost-free.
Portable SolarSnow models the size of
computer screens (patent
granted 2021 in the USA, and in 2022 by China), can be hung on the inside of closed windows
"right out of the box" to provide a steady stream of gentle
cooling for small sitting areas, cribs, kitchen tables,
etc. Larger systems can sit on balconies, outside walls, roofs
or the ground to cool homes, commercial
or industrial buildings, commercial freezers. etc.
Key engineers on the executive team have been advancing existing sciences in the development of five unique systems. They have been innovating engineering strategies using contemporary materials and techniques to reintroduce mostly pre-grid technologies, refining them to meet contemporary home and building needs and applications.
Cooling has become the largest operational expense for homes and buildings in much of the world. Beyond energy savings, SolarSnow systems do not expel heat into the streets as conventional air conditioners do. They operate independently or in conjunction with conventional systems.
was initiated in Calgary, Canada by directors of the Canadian
Institute for Transpersonal and Integrative Sciences in 2005, followed
by meetings with various government agencies and engineers in Canada,
Thailand and China. After four
years of research, in 2009
the project was incorporated as SolarSnow Corporation in the Province
of Alberta, Canada, and development of a series of systems began.
SolarSnow will join a handful of names in the over $300 billion per year cooling industry, as the first all-green brand name, providing a line of low-to-no-power-using cooling appliances.
It is anticipated
that manufacturing will be licensed or subcontracted mostly through existing
appliance companies and sold as "SolarSnow by ... whomever." Carbon credit, licensee profit-sharing and co-marketing
Commercial distribution of the portable units would begin
with the easiest-to-reach hot zones globally, especially those
confronting power brown-outs due to heat waves.
“Low-to-no-cost cooling” will have an audience.
Research and development on anticipated
future and emerging designs will be ongoing, with testing in Asia where
the cooling challenge is greatest.
The current Thai-Canadian relationship
represents a formidable opportunity: Calgary,
headquarters of SolarSnow, boasts some of the most sophisticated
and efficient snow and ice-making systems in the world. Bangkok
is the world's
hottest major city based on average daily highs, while the nation
of Thailand is the 2nd
largest exporter of AC equipment (China is 1st).