Con­vert­ing sun­light to ‘cold and gold’

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SWEDEN SPECIAL -

Cli­mateWell, a sus­tain­able en­ergy sys­tems de­signer and tech­nol­ogy provider, is a world leader in ef­fi­cient ther­mal com­po­nents for in­door heat­ing and air con­di­tion­ing sys­tems that don’t need oil, elec­tric­ity or gas. Since its es­tab­lish­ment in 2001, the com­pany has pushed its vi­sion for “one bil­lion tons less of CO2”.

“Our com­pany is an in­no­va­tion en­gine with over 120 patents that are solely ded­i­cated to ‘clean tech­nol­ogy’,” says Per Olof­s­son, CEO of Cli­mateWell. Re­cently, the com­pany re­leased a rev­o­lu­tion­ary new prod­uct for so­lar wa­ter heaters.

Like any other, th­ese harness the sun’s en­ergy to pro­duce hot wa­ter. How­ever, Cli­mateWell’s in­no­va­tion con­verts the en­ergy not only into heat but also into cool­ing for air con­di­tion­ing. “Un­til now, noth­ing re­ally new has hap­pened since the in­ven­tion of so­lar vac­uum tube tech­nol­ogy 40 years ago,” he says.

“Our prod­uct is the first so­lar col­lec­tor with in­te­grated cool­ing,” Olof­s­son con­tin­ues.

“The new cool­ing tube is also made of glass, to bet­ter fit mar­ket needs. This is the next step in the evo­lu­tion of this in­dus­try.”

Cli­mateWell won Gen­eral Elec­tric’s “Eco­mag­i­na­tion” chal­lenge in 2010, beat­ing out 70,000 other com­peti­tors, and al­low­ing it to form a strate­gic part­ner­ship with the US con­glom­er­ate as well as mul­ti­ple ap­pli­ca­tions for its ap­pli­ances.

The Swedish com­pany is now mov­ing into its next phase of de­vel­op­ment by en­ter­ing the Chi­nese mar­ket. China has em­braced so­lar wa­ter heaters, and ac­counts for over 90 per­cent of the world mar­ket in this seg­ment to­day.

“We work with com­pa­nies that are world lead­ers, and we will now do the same in China,” ex­plains Olof­s­son. “I be­lieve our prod­uct is go­ing to take off in this coun­try and trans­form the in­dus­try, which is why it is cru­cial for us to form part­ner­ships with its mar­ket lead­ers.”

“It’s been a 10-year jour­ney, and we are fi­nally at a stage when we are ready to pro­cede to a new di­men­sion,” he con­cludes. “This will be our time, and we are go­ing to seize it.”

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Per Olof­s­son, CEO of Cli­mateWell

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