Australia sponsors green air conditioner
Solar-power cooling unit said to be 12 times more efficient than traditional systems.
Financed under Australia's Climate Ready program , the air conditioning unit, called the Green Machine, will use solar technologies to reduce power consumption. This will eliminate the need for refrigeration compressors, and the fan drive will be the unit's only external energy requirement.
The Climate Ready program provides government matching grants to develop innovative solutions to climate change. Air Change is receiving $458,370 from the program to finance the Green Machine, according to Australia's minister for innovation, industry, science, and research, Sen. Kim Carr.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey