Solar Panel Mounts
What is Solar Air Conditioning?
Solar air conditioning refers to any air conditioning (cooling) system that uses solar power.
This can be done through passive solar, solar thermal energy conversion and photovoltaic conversion (sunlight to electricity). All of our solar air conditioners use solar PV power. As the technology develops, solar air conditioners play an increasing role in zero-energy and energy-plus building designs.
Types of Solar PV air conditioner
We have two types of solar air conditioners, off-grid DC48V and ACDC hybrid.
1. A 100% off grid unit / DC48V solar air conditioner
These units will run on solar during the day and have battery storage for running at night. Depending where in the world they are installed the amount of solar panels and the size of battery storage needed to run the units will depend on the amount of sun light hours available. The longer you require the systems to run after the sun goes down, more panels and batteries are needed.
The solar panels charge the batteries during the daytime and supply power to the air conditioner at the same time. Night time, all power will be from charged batteries.
2. ACDC Hybrid Solar air conditioner
An AC/DC unit available in three main sizes at 3.5, 5.0 &7.0 kw units. These units will run on solar during the day and auto blend/switch to grid power at night. They can not have battery back-up for night operation. They are perfect for schools or offices where the majority of demand is day use.
The Hybrid solar air conditioner can utilize the maximum amount of available solar power* drawn from the PV modules directly during the day even if there is no grid-tied utility power at all.
Even when the sun is not shining at all (eg. at night), this ultrahigh efficiency heat pump (A SEER 23 rating without solar and SEER 35 with solar) will keep you comfortable and save you money using far less electricity than a normal A/C or heat pump of the same capacity.