Sunday, January 16, 2011

China creates solar AC that can send excess energy to the grid

Chinese company Gree Electric Appliances has started manufacturing air-conditioners in December that use solar energy to run, and use electricity from the grid only when solar power is not enough. They are planning to sell the first 50,000 units in the US.

Chief engineer Huang Hui says that they are selling it in the US market because "The American government is supporting efforts to send excess solar energy to local power grids".

After selling the 50,000 units, the ACs will be available in China as well. The company should start producing the second-gen of these ACs this month, which will be absolutely solar-powered and won't release any harmful emissions. 

[via Xinhuanet]