Solar energy has always seemed the ideal power source for air conditioning. After all, the sun is generally shining when the air conditioning load is at a maximum! However the huge power requirements of conventional air conditioners make them impractical for solar power.
To see different types of solar powered air conditioning, visit Comparison of types of 'solar powered' air conditioning
To find out more about reducing home energy use, go to House Taming: How to reduce greenhouse gases in comfort.