Considering that every summer seems to carry warnings of power outages attributed to an overloaded power grid, it is nice to see that the cause of using air conditioning is also being used to power it. Solcool
has a hybrid air conditioning system that they claim will have a 75% savings over conventional AC units of the same capacity. Not large enough or designed to cool an entire house, this application is best suited for smaller spaces...but you will still need to find a place to put a solar panel.
- via c|net News