China builds a huge air conditioning that cool whole neighborhoods

Shenzhen is one of the great technological nuclei of China and the world, but it has a problem: the weather is almost tropical and it is very hot and humidity f

China builds a huge air conditioning that cool whole neighborhoods

Shenzhen is one of the great technological nuclei of China and the world, but it has a problem: the weather is almost tropical and it is very hot and humidity for almost all year.

The solution does not go through installing more air conditioners in homes, businesses and shopping centers, but by cooling whole neighborhoods with a large station that refrigerate a whole district.

Those responsible for developing this idea is the company Qianhai Energy Company and the project has the support of Chinese public institutions. Since its inception in 2014, the company has managed to install and operate 3 stations that, at the moment, offer air to business and public areas. No private residences.

This is so because its operation is prolonged a lot in time and it is only effective its works more than 8 hours continuously. Given that in homes this is not the case, their managers prefer not to provide housing service for a matter of energy savings.

Its objective is precisely that: do not spend as much energy in refrigeration and centrally assume consumption in the warmer moments of the year. Preliminary reports point out that with these public air conditioners can be saved about 130 million kilowatts of electricity annually.

With the 10 stipulated stations, the city of Shenzhen expects to supply 400,000 tons of fresh air an area of almost 20 square kilometers of the city.

The great paste for this massive cooling system is that it requires great planning and a very particular architecture so that the cold deal is effective. The recent construction of Shenzhen, which has grown exponentially in the last 20 years, allows this system to work efficiently.

Updated Date: 22 September 2021, 02:01

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