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Efficient and climate-friendly cooling has a crucial piece in the big picture of our wellbeing and planet protection.

In our current warming world, a great deal of our prosperity and civilization, in general, depend more on access to cooling.

Today, as climate change raises global temperatures, we need efficient cooling more than ever, mostly to protect ourselves from potential heatwaves and also to keep ourselves productive.

The global pandemic reminded us just how important cooling is for a comfortable living, with many of us being stuck indoors in hot climates during lockdowns.

However, there is a downside to the cooling…

The “Dark Side” Of The Cooling

The statistics show us that there are currently in use an estimated 3.6 billion cooling appliances globally today. And that number is growing by 10 devices every second, which will reach up to 14 billion in 2050.

But the negative outcome is the increased greenhouse gas emissions from these cooling appliances, which dramatically will go up, and hence further warming the planet. And the reason behind these harmful emissions is the inefficient air conditioners that mostly use hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). HFCs are known as extremely potent greenhouse gases that require significant energy to run.

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Source: https://www.ccacoalition.org/en/slcps/hydrofluorocarbons-hfc

The growing demand for cooling will significantly change our climate in the next few years without any doubt.

We know that for a fact because global energy demand for air conditioning in buildings has grown 3 times between the year 1990 and 2016 (rising from about 600 Terawatt hours to 2,000)

And we can expect that demand for space cooling to triple by 2050.

The projected growth for space cooling capacity from 11,670 GW in 2016 to over 36,500 GW in 2050 will create a lot of damage to the climate, unless we do something about it.

cooling capacity projections
Source: IEA Cooling Emissions and Policy Synthesis Report

Air conditioning can be blamed for 50-80% of peak demand in hot climates, and peak power is usually HFC intensive, polluting, and costly… making the A/C units highly inefficient.

That can result in serious issues such as:

  • huge strain to the electricity grid
  • household unsustainability
  • budget ‘unfriendliness’

inefficient air conditioning stats
Source: IEA Cooling Emissions and Policy Synthesis Report

The Fuel-Hungry Inefficient A/C Units Are Doing A Lot Of Harmful Damage To The Environment

Most damage is caused by those greenhouse emissions such as HFCs, CO2s, other refrigerants, and black carbon emissions coming from the fossil fuel-based, energy-powering air conditioners.

These emissions are especially dominant during peak periods of power demand, specifically when it’s hot in summer, and we desperately need an air conditioner to ensure indoor comfort.

And when it’s hot outside, our growing demand for cooling will create more global warming, so the climate warms further, and we create more demand for air cooling… and so on, circling around in a destructive feedback loop that never ends.

To break from this vicious loop, we desperately need energy-efficient improvements in the cooling units, which will phase out the super-polluting refrigerants.

That’s the only way in which our world can avoid cumulative greenhouse gas emissions, which can add up to 210-460 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide over the next 40 years.

So we need to act quickly and ensure efficient and climate-friendly cooling for the sake of ourselves and the planet.

And the best way to phase down the HFCs and other greenhouse emissions is to get rid of the inefficient, fuel-hungry air conditioners and replace them with more efficient ones, such as solar air conditioners.

The Potential Of Efficient Air Conditioners

According to the international Montreal Protocol for protecting the ozone layer, especially the new Kigali Amendment, improving the efficiency of cooling equipment has the potential to avoid the equivalent of up to 260 billion tons of carbon dioxide by 2050.

worldwide impact Kigali Amendment evolution HFC emissions
Source:https://medium.com/naturalrefrigerants/first-year-of-the-kigali-amendment-kicks-off-287ee950299a

That will double or triple the climate benefits!

In addition to climate benefits, which will save nearly $3 trillion dollars in energy generation and transmission costs, people can reduce their monthly electricity bills by more than 50%.

And at the same time, with a new way of cooling, we can protect the public health and agricultural productivity by reducing air pollution.

The NEW Way Of Sustainable And Affordable Cooling

As governments are currently trying to put the world on a recovery path from the pandemic, they also need to put some additional focus on generating the conditions for achieving sustainable and affordable cooling.

One government’s plan for using solar air conditioning is already in motion in which you can save on taxes with your solar investment, and get some percentage of your money back.

A transition to sustainable and energy-efficient cooling such as solar air conditioning would mean an end to these greenhouse emissions and a significant contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Sustainable Development Goals - SDGs
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainable_Development_Goals

And integrating energy-efficient solar air conditioner such as the Alpcool solar air conditioner offers an excellent opportunity for cost-effective emission reductions and meeting all cooling needs.

Benefits Of Alpcool Energy-Efficient Solar A/C

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Alpcool solar air conditioner is a revolutionary Swiss innovation in the field of efficient cooling with many benefits for people and the environment such as:

  • Enhancing home comfort
  • Increasing employees productivity
  • Enhancing students’ ability to focus
  • Enabling drastic economical savings
  • Reducing air pollution in the local environment
  • Protecting the environment from greenhouse emissions

Air quality benefits from Alpcool solar air conditioners are greater than the standard A/C units because the whole cooling efficiency is combined with the solar power from your water collector. This way, the hot water is transformed into clear and quality air, 100% free of allergens and viruses.

how alpcool solar air conditioner works

Now you too can enjoy great comfort in your home without worrying about pollution and climate change, because Alpcool has 0% C02, HFC, or any other greenhouse emission.

Because Alpcool uses advanced absorption cooling technology, it ensures compliance with the Montreal Protocol’s control measures for avoiding additional HFC production/consumption and emissions:

Promoting the use of not-in-kind cooling systems, including magnetocaloric refrigeration, absorption cooling that uses excess heat from industry or wastewater treatment, district cooling, and evaporative cooling (EIA 2015, Roberts 2017)

So far, multiple studies proved that most air conditioners sold are 2-3 times less efficient than the best available on the market, which causes those greenhouse emissions.

best available air conditioning units
Efficiency of available residential ACs in selected countries/regions – Estimated in ISO Cooling Seasonal Performance Factor (CSPF) based on IEA data converted to common metric using relationships in Park et al. (2020).

Inefficient cooling devices that are literally “dumped” in the global market in developing countries and economies shown on the picture above, completely undermine:

  • The national and local efforts to manage energy
  • Environment protection
  • Health and climate goals
  • Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

That’s where the new efficient air conditioning technology such as Alpcool steps in for delivering significant electricity savings (in our case up to 90%), that can lead to huge emissions savings.

doubling the efficiency of ac cooling
Source: IEA Cooling Emissions and Policy Synthesis Report

And that’s why NOW it’s the perfect time to move to the best available technology in the market of air cooling.

It’s the perfect time to cut greenhouse emissions, save a ton of money, and pre-order Alpcool solar air conditioner today!