How does an air conditioner that uses less energy than a light bulb sound?
Run by solar panels during the day, the Alexander Watson’s solar powered air conditioner consumes only 30 watts. Compare this with the 550 watt consumption of a traditional system and you find yourself with a 94% saving off your cooling bill.
Check out the Alexander Watson website or read on to find out how it works…
The SolarAir is just like any other 3.5kw split system air conditioner, it can heat and cool, turns on and off by remote control, has a head unit that mounts on the wall inside and a refrigeration unit that sits outside. The only difference is that the SolarAir has been specially designed to connect to four solar panels that sit on your roof to power the air conditioner while the Sun is shining.
The 1KW solar array provides power directly to the air conditioner so it doesn’t have to pull power from the grid while the panels are producing energy. When the Sun goes down, the SolarAir simply uses a grid connection like any other split system. The beauty of the SolarAir though is that the during the day in Summer when it is hottest outside and your air conditioning load greatest, the solar panels are producing energy to power what would normally be very expensive cooling. You can watch the demonstration video of the
SolarAir consumption when connected to a power monitor with and without solar panels to see just how big the savings really are.
As an added bonus, when the solar panels are installed by an accredited installer, the SolarAir also attracts a $600 STC solar credit rebate.
The solar air conditioner can service an area approximately the size of a double garage (a bit over 30m2) so it’s perfect to put in a home office, kitchen/dining area or a lounge room.
Feel free to post any questions about the air conditioner that you might have in the comments below and to view pricing and full specifications on the SolarAir solar powered air conditioner, visit the Alexander Watson website today.