06 Dec '11, 1pm

Solar Powered Air Conditioning for Cars

Solar Powered Air Conditioning for Cars

Traditional vehicles use the engine to turn the air conditioner compressor on via a clutch, and the alternator to power the fans. When the air conditioning system is turned on, the clutch (which is attached to the compressor’s rotor) is pressed by an electromagnet against a wheel that is always being turned by the engine (via a belt) and the clutch then turns,… and the clutch finally turns the engine.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/12/06/solar-powered-air-con...

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