for a rapidly warming world
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.
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 provide cooling for homes, commercial and industrial
buildings, refrigerators and 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 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 as conventional air conditioners do, benefitting the environment in 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.
In 2009, after four years of
research and development, the pursuit
was incorporated as SolarSnow Corporation in the Province of Alberta,
SolarSnow will join a handful of names in the over $300 billion per year cooling industry as a green technology company, the first to provide a complete line of low-to-no-energy-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
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).