Cool Box is our solution for providing a sustainable air-conditioning system, to be installed in any kind of building. It is particularly advantageous in cities, because it helps reduce the heat island effect. This is because the heat produced at the end of the cooling process is stored in a water tank, instead of being released in the air.
Cool box consists in a number of cooling modules (depending on the quantity of cooling requested) providing cool air. Installation is extremely simple and safe since there are no electrical, or water connections to be made. The modules can be mounted on a roof or the wall of a building, or even in the open air.
In the continental climates, the usage model for cooling systems changes during the seasons so that:
- In Summer the modules supply cooling and hot water for bathing and washing;
- In Spring and Autumn hot water is provided;
- In Winter hot water is provided as well as a supplement - to central heating.
Our product is particularly advantageous where mains gas is not available, and electricity is used for space heating.
Electricity is 2 to 4 time more expensive way to heat water and buildings than gas. As electricity prices increase and gas becomes scarcer and more taxed for emissions, then this difference will increase.
Other examples have emerged, and three typical ones will be illustrated below.
No electrical parts at all are needed.
Is the lowest cost/watt micro cooler.
It is modular, so it adapts to different requirements.
It’s long lasting & has very low maintenance.
Case Study 01
Where house builders are looking to significantly reduce the demand on grid electricity, or where the grid is unreliable, and housing usually relies on diesel generator backup.
In India, 80% of the energy used is imported. To improve the balance of payments, the states are gradually bringing in legislation that demands that new houses must have solar hot water provision before they will be given a certificate for habitation. In such circumstances, the on-cost to fit our solar cooling, in addition, is minimised.
The need for domestic air conditioning is being emphasised by increasing the frequency of extreme high-temperature events, which have led to mass fatalities.
Case Study 02
Where grid electricity is absent, unreliable, expensive, or there is no mains gas to power domestic hot water.
In Mediterranean rim countries, Summer, Spring and Autumn are typically warm or hot. However, Winter can be cold.
Our system, providing both cooling and hot water, is very attractive in this scenario. Especially islands, where electricity is typically generated using expensive and polluting diesel generators. Cyprus’s current domestic electricity price is 21.7c per kWh, one of the most expensive in Europe.
Case Study 03
High-value zero-carbon housing is a growing market in the USA and Europe, but also beyond.
Our system “will be a valuable addition to architects and house builders designing zero-carbon housing for this niche market” — Envirobat (the organisation that specifies standards for housing in the Mediterranean rim).
Our demonstrator module in the USA will provide us with a base to target this market.