This 3rd generation solar air conditioner is what we have all been waiting for – designed for low cost, easy installation and a fast payback. This exceptional 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.
During the day it runs predominantly on solar power and only uses only small amounts of energy from the utility company as needed. Hybrid operation eliminates the need for batteries and allows 24 hours per day use of the system.
Can be used for home or office use, this system will cool an area for pennies with 80% or more of the energy coming from sunlight. In addition to cooling, the ACDC12 solar heat pump will provide solar powered heating, operating all the way down to outside ambient temperatures of 5F. No matter how far north or south you are, this is the right is what you’ve been searching for.
The ACDC12 solar air conditioners do not need batteries, and only need two or three PV panels to produce huge savings. During the day, when air conditioning is needed the most, you can operate this unit with very little draw from the utility company. At night, you continue to save due to the >SEER 19 rating on this unit. The 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 all together. If your location needs heat during the winter, take a full 1-ton of the daytime heating load off of your main heating system. And because it’s a ductless system, it allows 100 percent of your heating or cooling to be distributed to where it’s needed without the inefficiency that occurs in a ducted system. Note – this is not an “off-grid” unit, 220v utility power is required.
How It Works
The ACDC12 is installed just like a normal mini-split air conditioner. Once it’s installed you simply connect the solar panels using industry-standard MC4 connectors. You can use 1, 2 or 3 60 cell solar panels for a total of up to 750w. You can order the panels from us or use some that you already have, note the panels should be minimum 30v PV panels (30-39v). If you are using your own panels please review the specifications. The ACDC12 uses R410a, an ozone-friendly refrigerant, so it is perfectly legal for the customer to self-install however we recommend hiring a professional HVAC installer. If self-installing you will need a vacuum pump to commission the unit.