Thermax has designed and commissioned the 100kw solar air-conditioning system at the Solar Energy Centre in Gurgaon, Haryana. In this innovative installation, for the first time in the world, Thermax has integrated a triple effect chiller and solar parabolic concentrators (collectors), both indigenously developed by the company. While conventional solar systems take up a large area for limited cooling output, the Thermax project through in-house R&D has achieved a significant space reduction of nearly 30% and a 20% increase in cooling efficiency. The new installation offers an environment-friendly way of cooling for the growing urban India with its residential-commercial complexes. Besides solar energy, absorption chillers offer the cleanest form of air-conditioning as it uses water as a refrigerant, as against conventional electrical systems that use not so eco-friendly variants.