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NIDON Clean Energy unlocks commercial cooling market with breakthrough installation

NIDON Clean Energy has just completed the first SunTrac installation on a commercial chiller system.

Located in Honolulu, Hawaii, this 30-ton Carrier chiller is the first active chiller in the world that runs with the SunTrac Solar Thermal SmartPanel™.

30-ton Carrier chiller with 4 SunTrac panels
30-ton Carrier chiller with 4 SunTrac panels

The recorded amp draw by compressors post-installation is reduced by 60%. Energy savings will correspond with amperage drop to the compressors, along with reduced wear.

For the Hawaii market, this is foundational to achieving the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative which aims to achieve 100% renewable energy reliance by 2045. SunTrac has been successfully deployed across Hawaii on all major brands of air conditioning, to now include commercial systems. The technology reduces demand charges and electrical usage, leading to less land for solar, wind, and battery, protecting the people and the beauty of the islands in the process.

Solar thermal technology accepted by next-gen QC City Architect team

Last October 25, 2019, we talked about hybrid solar thermal technology and sustainable cooling with the City Architect Department of Quezon City.

It was an insightful afternoon marked by an exchange of ideas and practical applications with the department, which was composed mainly of next-generation architects and engineers.

The discussion revolved around a common theme, that much can be gained by new and existing developments from breakthrough innovations in renewable energy.

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Clean energy

Average global temperatures are up by 1.8°F since 1880
Present CO2 levels are at their highest in 650,000 years
The arctic sea ice is shrinking at 13.2% per decade
Ice sheets are diminishing at 413 gigatonnes a year
Global sea levels are rising at 3.2 millimeters per year
(Source: NASA)

This is the state of our home. And along with its rapidly worsening condition is our obligation to speed up our efforts to save it.

Thanks to improving capabilities and available technology, we are presented with a myriad of ways to contribute to this global mission. As a matter of fact, mostif not allof these green solutions are win-win for both us and the world.

One such alternative is clean energy. It taps into the world’s existing resources and generates energy by working with natural movements and states. In effect, there are no wastes and energy flows in an efficient cycle that poses no harm to the Earth. Clean energy is fundamentally from the environment and for the environment.

The gains zoom past macro level into our everyday lives. Costs to power our workplaces, our leisure centers, and our homes significantly decrease with the use of clean energy. It is an investment with multifaceted returns.