Fledgling company Chromasun plans to put the sun's heat to work cooling commercial buildings.
Founder Peter Le Lievre established the company to apply concentrating solar power techniques used in utility-scale power plants on a small scale, he said on Wednesday.
The potential of applying this technology in dry, sunny areas, such as the southwest U.S. or southern Europe, to cut peak electricity usage is vast, says Le Lievre. If used widely, solar-powered cooling could cut peak electricity usage by about 15 percent, he said.
Le Lievre is scheduled to discuss the solar cooling device, now still in development, … Read more