Air conditioner works off one solar panel

Posted by Laura Grant on August 12, 2008
Posted in Renewable energy

An air conditioner that can be powered directly by one 170-watt solar panel has been released by a California-based company called GreenCore Air. It runs on DC power and has a built-in battery bank for back-up power on not-so-sunny days or hot nights. The batteries can also be charged by normal AC power.

GreenCore Air says the air conditioner is designed for applications of about 600 square feet (about 55 square metres). There’s a fixed unit and a mobile version which is mounted on wheels.

The US Navy has reportedly ordered 10 of the solar air conditioners for use in a remote laboratory site.

sources: Metaefficient,

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One Response to “Air conditioner works off one solar panel”

  1. Tracy
    August 13th, 2008 @ 11:24 am

    These would be so wonderful for SA, let’s hope they get here fast.

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