The average central air conditioning unit requires around 3500 watts of energy to operate. To generate enough solar energy to power the unit for 5 to 6 hours a day, we recommend installing a 15-panel system with 250 or 300 watt solar panels. Installing a solar-powered air conditioning system can be a great way to ensure that your home is still cooled in the event of a power outage at night or in low light. There are three main types of solar-powered air conditioners: direct current (DC) solar air conditioners, alternating current (AC) solar air conditioners, and hybrid solar air conditioners.
These systems use solar energy from solar panels to drive the fan and compressor motor in systems that use evaporation and condensation to generate cold air. A solar battery system will ensure that the solar-powered air conditioner continues to work at night, on cloudy days, or anytime the sun doesn't hit the panels directly. Central air conditioning is used to cool the entire house, while a separate air conditioning unit is generally used for smaller spaces. Solar air conditioning units are a good option for homeowners who don't need a full solar panel installation, such as people with small roofs, who live in condominiums, or who want to cool their RV with solar energy.
Since solar panels generate direct current (direct current) and your home air conditioner uses alternating current (alternating current), you'll need an inverter to convert this energy. If your home is optimal for a complete solar energy system, it might be best to do a whole-house installation. You might be surprised to learn that solar-powered air conditioning systems work just as well as conventional ones. If you're considering installing a solar-powered air conditioning system in your home, contact your local Aire Serv technician for more information and get a free estimate for your home. Solar-powered air conditioning systems can be an excellent way to save money on energy costs while also helping the environment.