Where Solar-Powered Air Conditioning Works and Why That's Good News
The growth of air conditioning by 2050 is forecasted to increase to 5.6 billion units, juxtaposed to 2018's 1.6 billion units (https://www.iea.org/news/air-conditioning-use-emerges-as-one-of-the-key-drivers-of-global-electricity-demand-growth) Sound like a potential problem to you? You're not alone. Burning coal and natural gas to create these BTUs is thought to only make global warming worse, thus creating what, quite literally, may result in a death spiral. The good news? Much of this growth will be in underdeveloped countries with bulky populations like India, Mexico, Brazil and Indonesia (https://www.statista.com/chart/18736/energy-consumption-for-indoor-cooling/) where there's plenty of sun to run air conditioning with solar panels. The rays of sun bring more than a glimmer of hope.