The next step is to install the air conditioners yourself.
But how do you do that without buying a compressor or other parts?
That’s the question at the center of a new study by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
It suggests you could make your own.
The researchers, led by Mark Neeley, are developing a computer model of a natural gas plant and are working to figure out how the natural gas is distributed.
The study will help the NREL to better understand the power of distributed generation, Neeleys team said in a news release.
The findings will help inform new strategies for electric power generation, he said.
Neeys team is using a computer simulation to determine how natural gas power plants could be distributed in a grid with more than 50,000 MW.
Neeley is an assistant professor at the Energy Department’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California.
He is also an adjunct fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study.
He published the study with researchers from the University of California, Berkeley and University of Chicago.
“It’s a very challenging study, to be sure, and it has some limitations,” Neely said.
But, he added, it is “a very compelling example of how distributed generation can be done on a small scale.”
“You could make a simple electric generator with a small footprint that you would probably need a compressor to build,” he said, “and it would produce electricity for the local grid.”
The study looked at the distribution of power in a region of Texas, the U and parts of Mexico.
The researchers are working on a similar study that looks at the electricity produced in the U.-Mexico border area.
The team is also trying to figure how a small amount of wind power could be deployed in the border area in addition to other renewables.
The U.N. agency is a key partner in the research.
The U.K.-based National Energy Commission is funding the work.
The NREL is one of three agencies funded by the DOE and NEP that study energy production and distribution.