Technically, this is only a partially solar powered conditioner, from LG. This thing still uses electricity, since air conditioners suck up power like nobody’s business, but it will take some energy from the photovoltaic solar cells on its top. The panel delivers about 70 watts a charge, which will lower emissions over time. Which is always a good thing, especially with the amount of electricity we use during the summer. No word on pricing or a release date yet, but hopefully before it gets to near 100 degrees…oh wait, too late.

Chris Gullo