AC/DC Air Conditioner System (Hybrid)
NEW! Model ACDC12C 100% Solar Air Conditioner
NO AC Power or Grid Connection Required
This is the 3rd generation solar air conditioner we’ve all been waiting for – designed for low cost, easy installation and a fast payback. This unique solar air conditioning technology requires no batteries, no inverter, no controller – just plug in the solar panels and start saving up to more than 80% on daytime cooling or heating costs.
When connected to both solar and an optional AC power source, the ACDC12C only uses small amounts of power from the utility company, if and as needed. Hybrid operation eliminates the need for batteries and allows use of the system 24 hours per day. The system primarily uses solar power, and mixes it with normal AC power, if available, at times when solar availability is reduced due to clouds, overcast sky, or at night. If the sun conditions are poor and no AC connection is available, the ACDC12C calculates the amount of solar power available in real time and reduces its speed to match the available solar power. Of course, the unit will not run without an AC connection in very low sunlight conditions, or at night. The ACDC12C includes a digital power display so you can get an idea of how much AC and/or DC power is being used in the system.
For home or office use, this system can cool an area for free with up to 100% of the energy coming from sunlight. In addition to cooling, the ACDC12C solar heat pump will provide solar powered heating, operating all the way down to an outside ambient temperature of 5 ⁰F. No matter how far north or south you are, this is the right system for you. No net metering needed. Single indoor unit.
How It Works
ACDC12C solar air conditioners need no batteries, and uses three or more (up to six) solar PV panels to deliver a huge savings. During the day, when air conditioning is needed the most, you can operate this unit with very little or no draw on your utility meter. At night, you continue to save due to the official SEER 22 rating on this unit. This solar mini-split air conditioner design allows you to put solar cooling into the area where it’s needed the most and avoid the security issues of an unsightly and noisy window unit. If your location needs heat during the winter, take a full 1-ton of the daytime heating load off of your main heating system for free and get a head start on evening heating requirements. Since it’s a ductless system, it allows 100% of your heating or cooling to be delivered to where it’s needed without the loss that occurs in a ducted system. Note – this is not an “off-grid battery powered” unit, although adding batteries is possible, it is not the recommended use.