Friday, September 30, 2011

Phase Change Material Trombe Wall

Appalachian State University's The Solar Homestead has taken the second place as on September 30th, 2011 in the Solar Decathlon 2011's communications content!! The Solar Homestead features a phase change material based Trombe Wall.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

New Phase Change Material (PCM) Evaporator by Delphi

A Frankfurt press release on September 14, 2011 reported on a new phase change material based evaporator for hybrid vehicles that provides efficient, affordable air conditioning even when the car engine is off. The release stated that Delphi Automotive is developing an air conditioning technology that saves energy without compromising cabin comfort. The product incorporates a Phase Change Material (PCM) in the Evaporator that is expected to keep the cabin of start-stop vehicles cooler longer. The new evaporator is expected to be a direct replacement for the original air-conditioning evaporator. It will lower the cost, will be less complex than an electric air conditioning compressor and is more efficient.