Meeting a Need
Low-to-no-cost cooling ...
SolarSnow Corporation is a Canadian company developing
cooling and refrigeration systems
for the five billion people facing
both rising temperatures and increasing energy prices.
Using proven technologies, SolarSnow has been designing maintenance-free, environmentally-friendly systems that use little or no photovoltaics because they use little or no electricity. Primarily, the sun's heat is used to make the cold. The only moving part is the fan (no compressor), so they can operate cost-free or, with larger systems, mostly cost-free.
Patented portable SolarSnow models, the size of
computer screens, 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 provide cooling for apartments,
homes, offices and industrial buildings, or commercial refrigerators.
Key engineers on the Executive Team have been advancing existing sciences in the development of five unique systems. Two of the five, apply modern engineering strategies and materials to reintroduce centuries-old (pre-grid) technologies and refine the science to help meet contemporary home and building applications.
Cooling has become the largest operational expense for homes and buildings for much of the world.
SolarSnow systems do not expel heat into the city streets like conventional air conditioners. This additional feature will earn SolarSnow high-profile support as a money-saving, energy-saving technology that benefits the environment many ways.
was initiated 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. The
commercial component was incorporated as SolarSnow Corporation in the
Province of Alberta, Canada in 2009 after four years of innitial R&D.
SolarSnow will join a handful of names in the over $300 billion per year cooling industry as a green technology and as the first “low-to-no-energy-using” brand.
anticipated that manufacturing will be licensed or subcontracted mostly
through existing appliance companies and sold as "SolarSnow by ... whomever." Licensee profit-sharing and co-marketing opportunities
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 and the country
is the 2nd largest exporter of AC equipment
(China is 1st).