"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 Chile without 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!