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Kingtec Solar: Poised to OWN The Solar AC Market

4 Melting Earth w text (1)“One Hundred million affected by Indonesian power outage“;  “Short circuit in Brazil leaves 190 million without power”, “Over 375,000 customers without power in San Francisco“; “Up to 90% of population in Chilewithout power”; “600 million in India face power outage” .

The number and frequency of electrical power outages is as staggering as the number of people impacted. Surprisingly still, electric power outages seem to impact a global list of countries, from Asia to the Middle East, from North America to South America. No continent can claim that they are immune.

Now imagine living through one of those power outages. It’s hot, humid and temperatures are unbearable, both during the day and at night. If you, your family or your employees are used to an air conditioned home or work place, would you be able to live through a sustained power outage? Sadly, because of aging power grids all over the world, and highly inefficient transmission and distribution infrastructure, the nightmare scenario could become a reality for many parts of the world. And here’s what may expedite matters:

  • A 2009 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) indicates that now, almost 87% of U.S. homes have ACs
  • The sales of air-conditions in India have jumped over 17% over the last 3 years
  • Boasting an AC market of over 2-trillion yen, and nearly 20% of global AC demand, China is set to outrank the U.S as the biggest AC-based consumer of electricity by 2020

But it doesn’t have to be that way! If more and more people start thinking “sustainable energy” and “renewable power”, much of the load can be shifted away from our overloaded power grids, allowing more time for governments to address their crumbling electricity infrastructure challenges. And one company, Kingtec Solar, has put forward an extremely practical way to deal with the issue.

The company, which recently showcased it’s stunning solar powered air conditions at the International Builders Show, and the AHR Expo, offers a range of durable, practical and highly efficient off-grid ready solar air conditions for residential and commercial use. Their Kingtec K25Z-4 for instance is an excellent example of what consumers can expect. It is designed to provide 100% FREE sustainable energy based cooling during peak sunlight hours.  And during off peak hours, 60–80% solar power is captured by the built-in batteries, allowing users access to solar power for air-conditioned bliss at night.

So what do Kingtec’s solutions really mean?

For individuals, this allows us a chance to dramatically reduce our carbon footprint through reduction in our CO2 and Greenhouse Gas (GHGs) emissions into the environment. It also means a significant reduction in our dependence on aging grid power infrastructure. And in the long run, investment in sustainable power will mean drastically reduced electricity bills.

For governments, Kingtec’s products offer a welcome respite from the public pressure they face to resolve domestic power gridlock. Now if only they encourage the use of such products, through legislation and tax incentives, they could be spared the type of headlines we’ve become so accustomed to!

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The Kingtec K25Z-4 Solar Air Conditioner

K25Z-4

Kingtec Solar is proud to announce the availability of its 16000 BTU 18.8 E.E.R. Rated air conditioning unit that runs entirely on solar power.

Charleston, South Carolina, October 4, 2012 —Driven by a passion to create a window air-conditioner that runs off solar power, Kingtec Solar’s Jamie Edens took inspiration from the DC-powered air-conditioners that cool long-haul trucks across the USA and created a window air conditioner that runs on solar air conditioning. If truckers are using such energy-efficient devices, why can’t homeowners and businesses benefit from a similar concept.

While there are other “energy efficient” ACs out there, Kingtec’s green AC has a unique pedigree, in that its inspiration has deeply entrenched roots in one of the most demanding of applications – cooling long-haul trucks so that drivers are able to withstand the harshest of hot weather. With a world-wide presence in over 60 countries, truckers, RV owners, mini-bus and van owners have known Kingtech’s DC-based products since 2009. Kingtec’s commitment to renewable energy is now highlighted by this announcement of the designed-from-scratch K25Z-4 green air conditioning unit. Backed by a staff of over 1100 dedicated employees worldwide, including over 120 design engineers, Kingtec is committed to delivering products that are affordable, easy to use and environmentally friendly. The K25Z-4 is living proof of this dedication to bringing affordable solar power into your homes and offices.

Global warming is real!

The world is getting warmer by the day, and those that refuse to accept that fact are fast becoming a minority amongst millions of believers worldwide. Simultaneously, as a result of a re-shift in economic power, millions of individuals and families in America, and across the world, are crossing into the burgeoning ranks of the middle-class. This means their appetite for everything, from clothes washers, dryers to cooking ranges and other electric appliances – including home air-conditioning – continues to rise. And in turn, this hunger for electricity fuels the vicious cycle of global warming.

Greater demand for power means higher energy cost, which also means a bigger carbon footprint.The Kingtec K25Z-4 is designed to help environmentally-conscious consumers and businesses embrace renewable power to go off the grid.

Since 1993, when just around 68% of U.S households had air conditioners, there has been a steady increase in the demand for ACs. A 2009 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) indicates that now, almost 87% of U.S. homes have ACs. That’s over 100,000,000 American homes! Unless we seriously consider alternate technologies, such as solar powered AC units, the electricity grid will not be able to sustain the ever increasing demand for power, which is primarily consumed by residential and commercial air conditioning.

Green energy is here to stay – embrace it!

Thorstein Veblen (1857-1929), the great American sociologist, economist and institutional economics movement leader, once famously said “Invention is the mother of necessity”. His observation was in fact a play on the traditional thinking about inventions and entrepreneurship, which believed that “Necessity is the mother of invention”. Veblen’s message was that new inventions soon become necessities for mankind, as soon as societies learn to adopt them.

Like the telephone, electric light bulbs and smart phones, AC’s powered by renewable energy are here to stay. The sooner appliances like the Kingtec K25Z green air conditioning unit are embraced, the cleaner the environment will get, and the more affordable and sustainable lifestyles will become.

K25Z-4 – making dollars from sense

With about 20% of yearly electricity consumption going towards ACs, and ever increasing power bills, it’s high-time we looked at solar powered ACs to cool homes and offices. The K25Z-4 promises approximately 8 hours of FREE usage during peak sunlight hours. When you do the math, you’ll find that the K25Z-4 offers more savings daily – about $6.15 cents per day (@ .21 us cents/kwh) – when compared to a conventinal window air conditioner of the same size. That is a savings of over $1200 dollars a year (based on 200 days of air conditioning), plus it will work through brownouts and blackouts too!