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Gerald Conductor
19-12-2018

Re: Split System Solar Air Conditioners

I think we're all interested, but the reality is very different as the Achilles heal of any solar system that is stand alone are the batteries.They are expensive, have a limited life span, need to be in fire rated (expensive) boxes and in reality when you do the sums ATM it just isn't worth it.A good quality 10 Kw system that feeds back into the grid is about the best option I think presently - but am happy to listen to other opinions
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Gerald Conductor
05-11-2018

Split System Solar Air Conditioners

I wanted to let the AGL community know that I've just installed a split system solar AC and how great it is.Cools our home office real well and as we use this during the day will cost nothing to run!!We've installed another in our Holiday shack on Moreton island that runs completely off grid and looking forward to cool evenings over the Holiday break.Powered by Solar panels during the sunlight hours and either mains or battery power the other times.I'm looking forward to seeing the savings - if ...
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Gerald Conductor
19-12-2018

Re: Split System Solar Air Conditioners

Hi Richard,Same, Same but different.The Hybrid unit is a 48V unit which also runs off mains power at times of poor sunlight, hence the name Hybrid. I have this unit in my Office which is used during the day. 48V is much more suited to solar and as it's an inverter system is more efficient than a standard 240V system running off solar.However,In reality, if you have a decent Solar system and want AC during the day then a good quality split is better value.The Hybrids are perfect for small busines ...
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Gerald Conductor
19-12-2018

Re: Split System Solar Air Conditioners

Wow Richard,A very quick perusal of your work sure is impressive - I'll take a good closer read with a coffee one morning - but I will certainly be studying it.I am only Off Grid on Moreton as I have no choice - sure it is nice to be off grid, but you certainly pay for it not only in dollars but in the compromises you have to make - AC was a pipe dream up until 6 moths ago.You need to be always thinking about appliance loads - e.g. a toaster is a serious consideration - if someone is showering a ...
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