DIY prototype proves cheap solar air conditioning is possible

Yes, I know all the reasons why air conditioning is less than environmentally-friendly. 

Hitachi wants to solarize air conditioning

When the grid teeters during summertime heat spikes, it's air conditioners that are doing a lot of the damage. 

Now Hitachi is aiming to offer a distributed way to lessen the load, developing what it calls a Solar Activated Air Conditioning System.