India is the second fastest growing economy in the world. Increasing income levels, affluence and consequently changing consumer behaviour have led to a growing demand for different white goods such as room ACs (RACs). The India-US Collaboration on Smart and Efficient Air Conditioning and Space Cooling is an initiative to facilitate the AC market transformation to super-efficient space cooling technologies.
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