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Here you will find our latest success stories with private sector companies where, in collaboration with international research institutions, we help them find innovative solutions to their challenges and assist them in improving their products and services.

Agility: Feasibility of Hybrid Solar Air Conditioning in Kuwait

Agility is a top-10 Global and local logistics and real estate company which also offers renewable energy solutions throughout the region.

Agility was interested in determining if solar air conditioning using an absorption chiller powered by a revolutionary high vacuum solar thermal system was viable in Kuwait.

To carry out the study, a Swiss company – TVP Solar that designs, manufactures and sells revolutionary high vacuum solar thermal panels, were involved to evaluate the technology and they proved it to be highly viable.

KFAS provided co-funding and, more importantly, essential support for this project.  High vacuum solar thermal is a relatively young product.  As such, private enterprises can be reluctant to try it.  KFAS’ support gave significant credibility and gravity to this important project, and this system is now a platform for similar projects with KFAS and standalone programs in both the public and private sectors.

Not only is Agility a first mover with this ground-breaking technology, but the high vacuum solar thermal system helped Agility achieve LEED SILVER CERTIFICATION on their new Corporate HQ in Sulaibiya. This facility is one of 38 LEED certified buildings in Kuwait, and the system contributed 45% of the points needed for this important certification.

As a result of this project, Agility sees a lot of value in R&D and believes this system in Kuwait will enable Alternative Energy Solutions.  As for the future, Agility would like to explore other venues of mutually beneficial collaboration.