About Solar Air Conditioner
Solar air conditioner is a modern solution to stay cool in summers while reducing both your energy expenses and carbon footprint. Major improvements in the field of air conditioning and photovoltaic technology have resulted in a wider range of solar air conditioners with improved efficiency.
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Nowadays, the majority of people have air conditioning systems in their houses. However, traditional air conditioners will not only increase your electricity bills but are also harmful to the environment. Running one or a few units, on the other hand, can be pricey. By installing a solar-powered air condition at your home, you will get many advantages, both financially and environmentally.
What is a Solar Air Conditioner?
A solar air conditioner also knows as solar AC, solar-powered AC, and hybrid solar air conditioner. Instead of being powered by grid electricity, these air conditioners are powered by solar energy generated by solar panel.
Solar air conditioners work in the same way as regular air conditioners do but they have more power options. A conventional air conditioner is powered by grid electricity only, while solar air conditioners, on the other hand, have three power options – Solar Power, Solar Battery Bank&Electricity Grid.
Solar air conditioners have become increasingly popular day by day. They are specially designed 5 stars rated intelligent air conditioners that will help you save money on utilities while also reducing your carbon footprint.
How Solar AC Works?
The basic design and working principle of a solar air conditioner is very simple. Solar air conditioners are designed in such a way so that they can directly be connected and draw the energy straight from solar panel.
Solar panels capture the sunlight and convert it into DC electricity (direct current) subsequently. This generated electricity is used to power the solar air conditioning unit. The number of solar panels required depends on the rating, the capacity of solar ac.
Solar air conditioners can also be connected with solar battery, allowing extra energy generated by the solar panels to be used at night or during power outages. Such solar AC are known as “solar hybrid air conditioners”.
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- On first priority solar AC will be run through solar power and at the same time, solar panel will charge the solar battery.
- The solar battery bank can be used when the sun is not available or when solar panels are not generating electricity.
- If the battery bank is not sufficient to run ac, it will automatically use the electricity from the grid.
Solar AC Price List
The most important factor that influencing a solar buying mindset is its price.In general, the price of a solar air conditioner depends on many factors such as its capacity, brand, and rating, type.
Solar Air Conditioner Price 2021
|Solar AC Model||Panel Watt||Selling Price|
|1 Ton Solar Air Conditioner||1500 watt||Rs. 99,000|
|1.5 Ton Solar Air Conditioner||2500 watt||Rs. 1,39,000|
- Read more about subsidy here: http://kenbrooksolar.com/solar-benefits-mnre-govt-subsidy
Hybrid 1 Ton Solar AC
If your room size is between 80 sq. ft to 120 sq. ft then 1 ton solar AC is best for you. A 1 ton hybrid solar AC comes with great features and specifications. If you are interested in installing it then you must want to know its features. The features and price of 1 ton solar AC are mentioned below.
Read in detail: Specifications, Features and benefits of 1 ton solar AC.
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|Solar AC||1 ton|
|Solar Panel||1.5 kW|
|Solar Qty||250 watt - 6 Panel|
|Solar Inverter||2.5 kVA Off Grid|
|Solar Battery (Optional)||4 Nos. 150 AH|
|BEE Rating||5 Star|
|Cooling / Heating BTU/h||12000|
|Air Circulation (msq/h)||650|
|Power Supply Volt||230V|
|Power Input Wattage||998 w|
|Running Current AMP||4.47 amp|
|Warranty||5 years for complete system and 25 years for solar panel.|
|Price||Rs. 99000 (Included installation)|
Hybrid 1.5 Ton Solar AC
A 1.5 ton solar AC is a great option for those who have medium or big size rooms between 120 sq. ft to 190 sq. ft. The price of 1.5 ton hybrid AC is Rs.1,39,000. And its features are as mentioned below.
Read in detail: Specifications, Features and benefits of 1.5 ton solar AC.
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Solar AC Specifications
|Solar AC||1.5 ton|
|Solar Panel||2.5 kW|
|Solar Qty||250 watt - 10 Panel|
|Solar Inverter||4 kVA Off Grid|
|Solar Battery (Optional)||4 Nos. 210 AH|
|BEE Rating||5 Star|
|Cooling / Heating BTU/h||18000|
|Air Circulation (msq/h)||900|
|Power Supply Volt||230V|
|Power Input Wattage||1451 w|
|Running Current AMP||6.54 amp|
|Warranty||5 years for complete and 25 years for solar panel.|
|Price||Rs. 139000 (Included installation)|
- All prices are inclusive of all taxes.
- The above mention price includes an air conditioner, solar inverter, solar panel & other accessories. Batteries are optional and additional.
Cooling Capacity BTU
10000 to 18000
Starting current ampere
Running current ampere
Min 0.2 – Max 4.4
Per hour unit consumption
BLDC MGM Recip/Rotary
Electricity saving comparison to other AC
Up to 80%
Sound level (H/M/L)
Indoor unit dimensions
900 x 360 x 295 mm
Outdoor unit dimension
500 mm/520 mm
Required Solar Panel
320 watt x 6 nos.
Daytime on solar, Night time on grid, No need to connect battery
Run Your Existing AC on Solar Power
The majority of homeowners already have air conditioners installed in their homes because everyone wants to stay cool in summer. However, running those air conditioners can be costly. So why not just run your existing AC on solar power.
In this era of inflation, no one wants to change their existing air conditioner and buy a new solar air conditioner instead. But now, you don’t need to change your air conditioner to switch to solar. You can convert your existing AC into solar AC instead of buying a new one.
Usually, normal air conditioners run on AC power and can’t be operated on DC electricity. So, to run your existing air conditioners on solar, all you need to install a 5kW solar system. It may either be an off-grid, on-grid, or hybrid solar system. All type of solar system have one thing in common, i.e. the Solar Inverter. A solar inverter is a smart solar device that transforms DC electricity into AC electricity and helps to run your AC on solar power.
Subsidy on Solar
To promote “Green and Clean Energy” everywhere in India, the government has started an initiative in the form of solar subsidy. Now any person who is eligible, can get solar installed at subsidized prices by taking advantage of this subsidy scheme of the government.
Are you eligible for subsidy on solar? Click to know: Subsidy on solar – panel, system, pump & solar product
Working of Solar AC
Working of Solar AC
Why Switch to Solar Air Conditioner?
Solar AC are specially designed to work with solar power, without any grid-electricity, and this is highly significant in remote or third-world areas where electricity is a distant dream. Unlike regular AC, solar AC is so efficient that it can cool down the whole room at one go, even in hot summer weather.
Also a solar air conditioner saves you a lot of money. Besides that, it reduces carbon footprint and helps you avoid peak electricity charges. Furthermore, it also reduces your electricity bill significantly. That’s why you should think about switching to solar once.
Learn more about: Advantages and Disadvantages of Switching to Solar
Features of Solar AC
A solar air conditioner has all the standard features of normal ac like auto start, turbo cool mode, dry mode, sleep mode, on & off timer, auto clean, speed setting, louver step adjust, night glow button on the remote.
Eco-Friendly Green Gas
IoT & Wi-Fi Enabeled (55c)
100% Copper Coil
4 Way Swing
|Air Filters||Anti Bactria, Vitamin C, Titanium Di-Oxide|
|Air Flow||4 Way Swing|
|Indoor Dimensions||W-985, H-270, D-210, Weight-9 KG|
|Outdoor Dimensions||W-780, H-540, D-260, Weight-30 KG|
Benefits of Solar Air Conditioner
Solar-powered AC is a very effective solution for those locations where the climate is hot & humid. And where grid-based electricity is unavailable due to frequent power cuts. Meanwhile, a solar air conditioner is designed to address these evident problems.
The hybrid air conditioner runs on different alternative energy sources. For example, when it is working on solar power it saves grid electricity and reduces electricity expenses for the customer. This ac is very environment friendly and it reduces grid power consumption up to 100% because the grid power is generated by fossil fuel, whereas solar system reduces the grid power demand and the result in less carbon emission into the atmosphere.
- Save electricity bills
- Can work without electricity.
- Work on both, solar power and electricity grid.
- Zero electricity bill and save up to 100%.
- Complete app-based control.
- Low maintenance.
Quality Standard of Solar AC
The quality of the hybrid solar air conditioner has passed all the government tests and certified with the necessary standard solar certifications. During development, we have focused on developing a system that saves energy and is low on carbon emission.
Best Quality Compressor
In air conditioner compressor uses most of the electricity. This is why solar air conditioner works on new high-efficiency DC MPPT drive and Mitsubishi compressor which provides the required improvements inefficiencies for both cooling and heating operations.
Best in Quality
With the help of our team’s commitment and dedication, we make sure that system performance and quality are excellent. Each air conditioner power by solar is tested for thermal efficiency of collector and complete system along with performance, usability, safety, reliability, carbon emission, economically, rainwater tightness, hail resistance, structural loads.
Solar AC is an ideal choice for residential areas as well as commercial offices. It is capable of cooling down the air temperatures without using much energy and has a long lifespan. The best thing is that it can work even in low sunlight, which is very effective in parts of India.
So installing a solar air conditioner or converting your existing one to solar would be a wise thing to do.
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FAQs - Solar Air Conditioner
Can we run solar air conditioners without an electricity grid?
Yes, it can be used as a stand-alone unit without electricity. Similarly, this AC will be powered by the solar panel on first priority and balance electricity will be stored in a solar battery provided with the system. So, your AC will be running when the sun (solar power) and electricity both are not available.
Can I add solar to my existing AC?
Which are the best solar system to run my ac and other loads?
On-grid solar system is the best, but depending on power availability as it works with the grid only.
Is 1 ton AC is sufficient for 12 * 15 feet room?
You should buy 1.5-ton AC. 1 ton is not sufficient for hot reasons in major cities like Delhi, Punjab Haryana, Rajasthan, UP, MP, etc.
Why should I buy a solar ac instead of any normal ac?
A solar air conditioner is the best option to reduce your electricity bills. It utilizes solar power instead of grid electricity to cooling the area. So if you are thinking to install an AC then you must go for a solar AC.
How expensive is a solar air conditioner?
Solar air conditioners are a little bit expensive than normal AC. But, it is only a one-time investment. Once you get it installed, it will give you great ROI within a short time. 1-ton solar ac costs around Rs. 99,000 and 1.5-ton costs around 1.39 lakh.
How much power is required to run 1 ton ac?
To run 1 ton air conditioner, 1500 watt (230 Volt) power is required.
Does a solar air conditioner release CO2?
No, solar air conditioners are eco-friendly. A solar air conditioner mainly uses solar power to operate. Solar power is a clean source of energy. So these ACs will neither release CO2 and nor any other kind of harmful gases.
Does a solar air conditioner work on the night or cloudy days?
Yes, solar ac definitely works at night. During nights it drives electricity from the solar battery or the main utility grid.
How many solar panels are required to run a hybrid air conditioner?
It depends upon the capacity of your air conditioner and also on the power rating of a solar panel. For 1 ton AC, 6 solar panels (250 watt each) and for 1.5 ton ac, 10 solar panels (250 watt each) are sufficient.
What is the battery backup time of the solar air conditioner?
A battery can run your AC for around 2 to 4 hours. The backup time will depend upon the capacity (1 ton or 1.5 ton) of your AC.
What is the difference between solar AC and normal solar AC?
A solar air conditioner will consume both solar power and grid power as required. But a normal air conditioner will always be run on grid power, which is a major reason for heavy electricity bills.
Can I use a normal AC power cable instead of using DC solar cables to run my solar AC?
For DC current, DC cables should be used and for AC, Ac cables should be used.
What are the top brands and manufacturers in solar-powered ac?
As per google Videocon, LG, Samsung, V-guard are the top brands that manufacture solar air conditioners.
Is there any government subsidy on a solar air conditioner?