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, 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 (patented
in the USA, China and beyond), 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 with contemporary materials to reintroduce sometimes centuries-old (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 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
and development, in 2009 the project was incorporated as SolarSnow Corporation
in the Province of Alberta, Canada.
SolarSnow will join a handful of names in the over $300 billion per year cooling industry as the first all-green brand name to provide a complete line of low-to-no-power-using cooling appliances.
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).