Solar-Powered Air Conditioner About To Be Released

After 4 years of development, California based company SoCool will launch the Millennia version 4 hybrid solar air conditioner. The air conditioner runs on solar panels, or a wall socket, or batteries. It's designed to cool a large room while substantially lowering electricity costs according to the company. The unit operates at a maximum of 500 watts, which is much than half what typical air conditioning units use. If using batteries, the unit can last up to 24 hours depending on battery size. Priced between $2,600 and $3,000 before installation (approximately $500), the SoCool Millennia includes two-gallon water tank to store cooled water. See also: SolCool: A Solar Air Conditioner :: Via News.Com

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