SolarSnow is a Canadian company developing cooling systems that use heat instead of electricity
to operate cost-free for the five billion
people facing both rising temperatures and increasing energy
Using proven technologies, some centuries old, SolarSnow has been designing maintenance-free, environmentally-friendly systems where the only moving part is the fan (no pumps or compressors), so the photovoltaic component is smaller than 14' x 22". Surprisingly some are 4" x 6". They can operate cost-free or, with large commercial systems, mostly cost-free.
Patents for SolarSnow's portable models (the size
of computer screens) have been published in 242 countries and territories.
Patents on the most complex (and lowest cost systems)
were granted by the USA in 2020, by China in 2021
and by Hong Kong in 2022.
More than just practical emergency back-ups during
power outages, the heat-driven portables are mostly transparent and hang on the inside of closed windows to
provide a small stream of gentle cooling for small sitting areas,
crib areas, kitchen tables, etc. Larger systems designed to cool homes, commercial
or industrial buildings, commercial freezers, etc, can sit on balconies, outside walls, roofs,
at ground level or simply be built in.
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 taking the first steps to reintroduce these 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, but can can operate side-by-side or larger systems are designed to be easily retrofitted to add free cooling to conventional systems so they use less electricity.
was initiated in Calgary, Canada by directors of the Canadian
Institute for Transpersonal and Integrative Sciences late 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 began on a series of systems utilizing
several grid-free approaches.
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. In that world, one tenth of one percent of the cooling market is over $300 million per year.
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
“Low-to-no-cost cooling” has a ready market.
The current Thai-Canadian relationship
represents a formidable opportunity:
Research and development on
anticipated future and emerging designs will be ongoing, with testing in
Asia where the cooling challenge is greatest.