Solar Air Conditioner Heat Pump
||Certified: AHRI, EnergyStar, UL 1995, CSA 22.2, ETL, & California Energy Commission
This is the 4th 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
90% on daytime cooling or heating costs.
|During the day it runs primarily on solar power and only
uses small amounts of power from the utility company
as needed. Hybrid operation eliminates the need for batteries
and allows 24 hours per day use of the system. The system
primarily uses solar power, and mixes it with
normal AC power.
ACDC12B IDU (Indoor Unit)
For home or office use, this system will cool an area for
pennies with 90% or more of the energy coming from sunlight.
In addition to cooling, the ACDC12b solar heat pump will provide
solar powered heating, operating all the way down to an outside
ambient temperature of 5F. No matter how far north or south
you are, this is the right system for you.
ACDC12b solar air conditioners need no batteries, and
only need two or three 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 draw on your
utility meter. At night, you continue to save due to the
>SEER 21 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. 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 get
a head start on evening heating requirements. And
because 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" unit,
220v utility power is required. If you have no AC power and
need an off-grid solar
AC click here.
Solar Air Conditioning Cooling & Heating Augmentation
Augmenting a space heating or cooling system with solar makes
perfect sense. In addition to heating or cooling a small area,
it allows you to add capacity to an existing system, or reduce
the load on an existing system, either or both of which can
save you money and add comfort. Solar augmentation also allows
offsetting of higher daytime electricity rates and reduces
the amount of early evening catch-up required by the normal
system. The ACDC12b hybrid solar air conditioner allows you
to add comfort without adding cost, and can sharply cut your
daytime heating and cooling bills.
How It Works
The ACDC12b installs just like a normal minisplit air conditioner,
then you connect the solar panels using industry-standard
MC4 connectors. You can use 1, 2 or 3 normal solar panels
(but not 12v "battery charger" panels) of 230w-300w each for a total
of up to 900w. You can order the panels, etc. from us or purchase
them locally, note the panels should be minimum 30v PV panels (30-39v),
please review the specifications. The ACDC12b uses R410a, an
ozone-friendly refrigerant, so it is 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.
NEW! Mini-Duct system allows a single ACDC12B to share its capacity between two or more indoor rooms.
The ACDC12B-I-IDU Mini-Duct Unit
(Availability Jan, 2016)
See Mini-Duct Specification Sheet
The HSE Mini-Duct unit replaces
the standard indoor unit, allowing
for sharing of cooling or heating
capacity between two or more small
adjacent rooms or to create a
On pure AC power when no free solar energy is used, official AHRI SEER is >21. With AC power input being reduced by free energy from 2x 235w solar panels, effective SEER can be calculated as >35. With free energy from the recommended 3x 295w panels, SEER can be calculated as >65 under good sunlight conditions. Note, there is no official SEER rating for
units that blend free energy mixed with paid energy, however these numbers are calculated using the formula that is used for official SEER calculations.
Ordering, Pricing & Specifications
The Manufacturers List Price on the ACDC12b is $1695. Solar panels, etc., are not included. Qualified solar and
HVAC professionals who purchase in quantity should
contact us for dealer and distributor pricing. Private branding is available. These units are normally in stock.
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