Meeting a Need
Low-to-no-cost cooling ...
SolarSnow Corporation is a Canadian company working to produce
cooling and refrigeration
systems that use little or no energy
for the world market, where five billion people are facing both rising
temperatures and increasing energy prices.
Using proven technologies, SolarSnow has developed maintenance-free, environmentally-friendly
systems that use little or no photovoltaics because they use little
or no electricity.
Primarily, the sun's heat makes the cold. The only moving part is the fan (no compressor or pumps). They cost less to make and can operate cost-free or, in large 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 gentle cooling for
small sitting areas, cribs, kitchen tables, etc. Larger systems
can sit on balconies, outside walls, roofs or the ground to cool apartments, homes, commercial and
large industrial buildings, or be used for refrigeration.
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 electric grid) technologies and refine the science to help meet a broader range of cooling needs.
Cooling has become the largest operational expense for homes and buildings in many parts of the world.
SolarSnow systems do not expel heat into the city streets like conventional air conditioners. Combined with major energy savings, these unique features will earn both social and marketing support as a money-saving technology that benefits the environment.
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 research and development.
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 increasing 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).