GENEVA – A low-cost air-conditioning system developed in Taiwan and unveiled at the recent International Inventors Exhibition here, exploits the principle of absorption rather than the compression refrigeration design used by every transportation vehicle. One of the worst offenders in parasitic losses, a typical A/C compressor can use as much as 10% of the total power from small engines. The new system’s principle is comparable to that of gas- or propane-fueled domestic refrigerators ...

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