Sunday, April 03, 2005

Poseidon To The Rescue!


Here in California we've had our problems with electricity. You'll recall that deregulation left the sunshine state in a state of utter chaos from 2001-2003. During the summer months, the crisis was particularly bad because of increased air conditioner usage. Engineers have been developing innovative ways to cool large commercial buildings using ocean water. This technique has been around since 1986, but has been improving with time. Learn more about it here.

By the way, environmentalists have opposed such technology. They claim that such heat exchange techniques damage the ocean's environment. Keep in mind, they'll never use any data to support their claims.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

If all buildings currently cooled by AC is switched to SWAC, I wonder how much will seawater temperature increase by? That could be a concern as that will be dumping heat directly into the ocean that could cause an increase in sea-level and thus sayonara to all low lying islands and countries alike.

2:11 PM  
Blogger Vavoom said...

Anonymous -- only certain buildings can qualify for SWAC. By the way, how large is the ocean? I wonder if that matters... hmmm...

2:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info. That's where I am ignorant at. I do not know how much AC actually contribute to global warming, as such, was just curious.

5:12 PM  

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