Outdoor Air Conditioning
I have never experienced the pleasurable effects of the MicroCool® outdoor air conditioning system myself, but vacationers and citizens of Palm Springs, Calif. apparently can't live without it.
Monkeygrinder's 'Cadillac Summer' post and comments raises some interesting issues on how to (or can we) avoid the heat with solar power. I know that SW thinks about this stuff a lot and worries about worse. My take concerns efficiency that rivals that of MG's trash returned on trash invested scenario (a very good point indeed).
So regarding making air conditioners out of solar technology, remember that this uses heat (i.e. infrared, visible, and ultraviolet light) to transfer unwanted heat to regions of progressively higher heat density. (And for PV, you use dark solar panels on your rooftop to keep the heat from being reflected) Without a prevailing wind to move the waste heat out of the way it becomes a real uphill battle. An imprecise but useful analogy: try using a high pressure water hose to remove water from a hole in the ground. You have to keep that hose going full blast 24/7 forever to keep the water from flowing back in. When you look at it this way, it seems preposterous and a borderline losing proposition in the long run.
Best bet: move