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.
Patents for SolarSnow's portable models (the size
of computer screens) have been published in 242 countries and territories.
Patents were granted in 2020 by the USA, in 2021 by China and in 2022 by Hong
Kong. More than just practical emergency
back-ups during power outages, the heat-driven portables are mostly transparent and hung on the inside of closed windows to provide
a steady stream of gentle cooling for small sitting areas,
crib areas, kitchen tables, etc. Larger systems can sit on balconies,
outside walls, roofs or the ground to
cool homes, commercial or industrial buildings, commercial freezers,
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, but can also be integrated to add free cooling to conventional systems.
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.
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
“Low-to-no-cost cooling” will have a market.
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).