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FAQ

How does the Solar Air Conditioner system work?

The Solar Air Conditioner is connected to solar PV panels mounted on your roof. The electrical energy produced is used to run the air conditioner and stored in batteries for when the sun has gone, allowing you to run the air conditioner unit long into the night. The system can be scaled to your own person requirements to maximize the benefit with the lowest possible cost, whilst saving on electricity usage.


How does the Solar Thermal system work?

Solar Thermal air conditioners can use the heating energy of the sun or the ambient air temperature through a heat exchange process to assist in the condenser process. Through a combination of inverter and heat exchange technology it improves the efficiency when compared to other non-inverter, non-solar air conditioners, sometimes as much as 70%* when operating under low frequency conditions. The solar thermal panel does not produce electrical energy transfers heat into the refrigerant system.

Further information on the heating principles or cooling principles can be found at the bottom of this page.


Does the panel have to be in direct sunlight?

The solar thermal panel does not need to be in direct sunlight, it is designed to function in ambient air temperature. The thermal panel operate efficiently in shade or even at night. It will work better in full sun when the outside is at its hottest but also operates in nearly all conditions. The temperature range is between -5 and 50 degrees Celsius.

The solar PV panels are required to be in direct sunlight to generate electrical power needed to run the air conditioner and battery storage system. The solar panels would be installed as per a normal solar installation.


Do you sell ducted or multi head systems?

Yes. Our Ducted split system with DC inverter – is thermal boosted providing heating & Cooling.  Dual Head units have the ability for you to operate two indoor units to one outdoor unit.


Can the head units be operated individually?

Yes, each unit can be operated independent from each other with individual remotes.  Each indoor unit can be operated individually and also installed in adjourning properties whilst having the advantage of being metered separately.


What about the installation of your thermal air conditioner?

Our solar thermal air conditioner units are similar to traditional air conditioners, easy and convenient for installation and compact in size.


Can the solar thermal air conditioner operate at night, when cloudy or during winter?

Our solar thermal air conditioner operates efficiently at night, on cloudy days or during winter. The solar thermal air conditioner stores thermal heat energy in a box in the thermal collector. So even when you are short on sunshine, our system can still absorb heat from the atmospheric conditions to heat the water inside the water tank.


What is the warranty?

Our products are warranted for 12 months for commercial, industrial or display use and 5 years warranty for domestic use. Product must be installed by an authorised Licensed Air Conditioning Contractor as per installation guidelines.


The heating principle

The Air Conditioning System uses both mains electrical power and solar thermal energy. The Air Conditioning System always requires mains electrical power to operate fans and electric control components.

The Air Conditioning System uses solar thermal energy as an energy source to help maintain the refrigeration process which in turn reduces the amount of electrical energy required to run the compressor.

The Air Conditioning System operates under the same principles as a Conventional Air Conditioning System where refrigeration takes place as a result of the phase transition of the refrigerant.

The difference between the Air Conditioning System and a Conventional System is how the vapor is changed back into a liquid state in the refrigeration cycle.

System-Operating-Principles-Heating-Cycle


The cooling principle

The Air Conditioning System uses both mains electrical power and solar thermal energy. The Air Conditioning System always requires mains electrical power to operate fans and electric control components.

The Air Conditioning System uses solar thermal energy as an energy source to help maintain the refrigeration process which in turn reduces the amount of electrical energy required to run the compressor.

The Air Conditioning System operates under the same principles as a Conventional Air Conditioning System where refrigeration takes place as a result of the phase transition of the refrigerant.

The difference between the Air Conditioning System and a Conventional System is how the vapor is changed back into a liquid state in the refrigeration cycle.

System- Operating-Principles-Cooling-Cycle


*Up to 50% on power usage can be achieved during the low frequency (off cycle) If installed and sized correctly and once room temperature  has been reached based (Duel head units) Test results are based on third party testing and actual installations.