Scientific American has called for air-conditioning to be a human right in the climate crisis, emphasizing the need for greener cooling technologies with climate-friendly refrigerants.
Fujinetsu and Meiwa say they are aiming to launch a market-ready product by April 2024.
The China Household Electrical Appliances Association provided an update on China’s R290 RAC industry.
Two Midea AC models have qualified for the strict German Blue Angel ecolabel, the only room air conditioners to achieve this certification.
The Innova 2.0NR AC, developed by Innova and the Life-ZeroGWP project, has double-ducted units with less than 150g R290 per circuit.
The deadline is July 31 for the C4 initiative, which aims to partner with private entity to demonstrate green cooling.
Within the next five to 10 years, the majority of domestic air conditioners will use R290, says Australian AC manufacturer.
GIZ will be presenting initial test results for R290 AC prototype in webinar on July 16.
The company expects to start using in-house manufactured R290 compressors at the beginning of 2023.
The China Household Electrical Appliances Association has helped Chang Hong, Sanyo and Midea make the switch from f-gases.