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Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am:
I've seen other commercials like that on You Tube, but that site was interesting. Not too bad for a 1.5 HP split type A/C and the solar panel shown in the videeo clip is not very large let alone it was made in the Philippines. I'm just curious how large the batteries and it's AC/DC invertor are? Just read the answer to that below the video clip, solar aircon does NOT use solar panels and batteries as most people think. While solar power generators use solar panels and batteries to power up lighting, computer and other loads, the solar aircon is entirely different technology. The solar collector is basically the same as what is found in solar water heaters. During the day, the solar collector will receive and store the sun's heat energy inside it. The sun's heat trapped/stored inside the collector will convert liquid Freon into gas. The resulting liquid-to-gas conversion results in cooling. A circulating fan inside the fan unit distributes or circulates the cool air as in the case of conventional aircon. During the early hours of night, the trapped or saved sun's energy is still used to cool. Just hope for good clear sunny weather! Eventually I may look into it! P38,000 sounds like a lot of money to your average person, but for that type of solar A/C setup it just may pay for it itself in just a few years as long it doesn't break down too soon, because the repair service charges may be over the top and may not be cost effective in a short period of time! Anyway, it's good to see progress of that nature in the Philippines!
Only if electric vehicles can come down in price, that would be a winner too!

Metz:
You can feed power back into the Phil's grid.  It's just so few are doing it.  I have a customer who sells solar systems that do just that. 
2 weeks ago, I made a prefabricated solar panel holder for some place in Davao.  It has a galvanized and powder coated weather proof box, and everything sits as one unit including batteries.  Just run a 220v line to the box and you got electric.

Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am:

--- Quote from: Metz on April 29, 2013, 09:48:53 PM ---You can feed power back into the Phil's grid. It's just so few are doing it.  I have a customer who sells solar systems that do just that. 

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So why is that? One would think that there's a huge demand for a cheaper source of electricity in the Philippines! Solar panels should be popping up all over the place! Why isn't more interest generated here? I'm sure there's a lot of interest if one would just advertise it correctly of what it cost to make and who the reliable manufacturers are and where! I know they are all over, just look on the internet!

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Solar+panel+companies+in+the+Philippines&btnG=Google+Search

Gray Wolf:

--- Quote from: Art2ro on April 29, 2013, 10:12:36 PM ---
--- Quote from: Metz on April 29, 2013, 09:48:53 PM ---It's just so few are doing it. 

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So why is that?

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Cost is the primary drawback, IMHO.  If you look at how much the solar panel industry has changed just in the last 5 years with more efficient units that run cooler, etc, the cost is still way ahead of the payback. 

I do see better things coming however.  As newer more efficient panels are developed, as well as cheaper manufacturing processes, more people will be able to afford solar electric systems.  JMHO  :)

Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am:

--- Quote from: lost_in_samoa on April 30, 2013, 08:05:32 AM ---
--- Quote from: mikek1 on July 14, 2012, 11:22:55 PM ---  Mangaldan,Pangasinan.
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I put in a large off-grid solar system just down the road from you in Brgy Imelda.

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So if it was off the grid! What happened in Mangaldan, Pangasinan and Brgy Imelda?
What was all that about batteries by LIS, what's the application? For a light bulb was it? AC or DC? Must be DC with all them batteries! ;)
This post was back in July 2012!   ??? :o

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