DuCool Develops Hybrid Air-Conditioning System Powered By Solar Energy

DuCool has released its DuHybrid air-conditioning system, which is powered by solar thermal energy or electricity to reduce the energy required for cooling by up to 60% compared to standard air conditioning.

The DuHybrid system combines desiccant dehumidification with evaporative or geothermal cooling to eliminate the need for conventional mechanical cooling. It utilizes solar thermal energy, when available, and automatically switches to electric power when needed. The DuHybrid system can also be integrated with a cogeneration system and can be powered by other renewable energy sources or waste heat.

The company says the system operates in one of two modes. The renewable energy mode is the default mode of operation. Based on the application, in this mode, the unit can generate over 20 tons of refrigeration of cooling and dehumidification using renewable energy sources, such as solar thermal and geothermal water.

In the electric mode of operation, an embedded compressor is activated to enable efficient cooling and dehumidification by utilizing the waste heat of the compressor as an internal energy source.

The company adds that the DuHybrid system can be supplied in one of the three configurations that cover a broad range of commercial and industrial needs for air conditioning and dehumidification: 1400CFM, 2400CFM and 3400CFM.

DuCool: (201) 541-4141

SOURCE: DuCool

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