Backwoods_Engineer, I read the article you posted about the one developed for South America. It was fairly vague, and the link they provided to the design was broken.
Tell me more about the Lithium-Bromide or Bromide-Water system you're in favor of. I'm not familiar with the pros or cons for those. I'm not a chemist and usually rely on my chemist friend down here. He's the one that said the ammonia system I drew up was very workable.
In other news, I'm working on getting an insulated 40ft. shipping container to start with. I wanted to start with a 20ft. container, but the 40ft. kind of fell into my lap. As long as my plans continue undisturbed, we should be able to build this system while I'm home in April. We'll have the supplies, and the funding to do a complete build without interruption. Hopefully before that starts we've worked out different design ideas and picked one that will work best.
Let me know your thoughts!