Godrej, one of India’s large manufacturers of energy-efficient domestic air conditioners, in partnership with A.T.E., selected as a Finalist in the Global Cooling Prize

Godrej has partnered with A.T.E. Enterprises Pvt. Ltd., a leading evaporative cooling technology company in the B2B industrial space, to develop an advanced hybrid cooling technology. The solution leverages the well-established, environmentally friendly, natural refrigerant-based technology used in Godrej’s domestic air conditioners.

Technology Description

This cooling technology integrates Godrej’s own well-established, high-efficiency vapor compression system with a natural, low-GWP (global warming potential) refrigerant and advanced evaporative cooling technology. This technology is expected to have a significantly lower climate impact as compared with the typical residential/room air conditioning units sold today.

The advanced evaporative cooling technology reduces the cycle temperature, which optimizes compressor performance. The grid electricity consumption of the cooling system is further reduced by improving the heat exchanger efficiency and by using a small integrated solar photovoltaic panel to offset part of the total power demand of the solution. Smart controls optimize the performance of this integrated solution depending on the set indoor temperature and humidity requirements of the space.