In many regions air conditioning can account for more than 50% of the electrical usage for over 6 months of the year. Solar driven air conditioning allows major energy savings for many large commercial and industrial users. Considering the tiered rate structures utilized by the Utilities during the summer months the cost savings could be dramatic.
MicroCSP™ can drive absorption chillers to produce air conditioning systems that displace electric load while simultaneously generating electricity. Air conditioning can be designed to integrate with the same solar array as either power generation or process heat, with ample thermal heat to drive at least two processes.