Solar Powered Air Conditioner

Summer is the time when you wished you had an Air Conditioner. But, you would rather detest the idea because of the staggering electricity bills you would get once you start using the AC. And it would be a miracle if you could use an AC without paying those hefty electricity bills. In that case, it seems a miracle has just happened!

How about utilizing the free energy of the sun to power up your AC?

The hottest months usually, happens to be also the sunniest. You can use the scorching summer heat to actually remove the heat from your room with the help  Photovoltaics (PVs) to power your AC. Photovoltaics are collection of cells which have photovoltaic material that makes use solar radiation to develop direct current electricity. For achieving the best performance the PVs are connected to a solar tracker so as to align themselves towards the sun to receive the maximum amount of solar radiation. The use of a solar tracker would improve the performance of the PVs by whopping 50% in summer.

Powering AC with solar energy

The use of Concentrated Solar power systems (CSP ) further enhances the utilization of solar power by making use of mirrors to concentrate solar energy onto a photovoltaic cell.  Since CSP systems  are bigger in construction and expensive they are seldom used to generate power for an air conditioner.

A typical air conditioner consists of the following

1)      Condensing coil

2)      Expansion valve

3)      Evaporator Coil

4)      Compressor

Once, the direct current developed by the PVs is fed to the Air Condition unit, you have an Air Conditioner which works on Solar Panels and you can be free from the tension of electricity bills draining your pockets.

Excess power if developed can be used to power other electrical appliance or sold back to a power grid! Ultimately the success of the system would depend upon the cost effectiveness.

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Cost Estimation:

The cost of the solar panel (240 V) itself is about $650. The cost of the air conditioner and other accessories will come around another $600. So the total cost will be about $1200 but if you can obtain second hand materials it will be much economical. (The cot estimation is approximate)



380 thoughts on “Solar Powered Air Conditioner”

  1. Salman Reply
    August 29, 2017

    i dont know why most of you interested in this project…..lets you have purchased 240V solar panels now you would need about 80 Ah battery of 12 volts which only run if sun light is available…….mean to operate for 24 hours you would need to purchase solar panel of about 2.5kwh which cost 1500$

  2. teresia masmo Reply
    July 28, 2017

    I would like to be an expert on this project , I need more knowledge

  3. ramesh Reply
    January 28, 2017

    please tell me….what is the cost of project with full details!!!!

  4. naresh nayak Reply
    September 6, 2016

    sir i am intrested in this project please send full details to my mail please sir

  5. rohit Reply
    August 12, 2016

    how to download this project

  6. ayyappan Reply
    July 7, 2016

    hi actually i want to do prototype on same applications is there anyone already done it just send d deatils on my id guys

    July 2, 2016


  8. rushi Reply
    June 5, 2016

    the idea is so good.

  9. Guna Reply
    March 7, 2016

    Need to more information for solar power air conditioner…..

  10. Ravi walikar Reply
    March 6, 2016

    What is the initial cost difference between this and same operated by electricity

  11. Ravi walikar Reply
    March 6, 2016

    Whatever is the initial cost difference between this and same operated by electricity

  12. shruti Reply
    January 11, 2016

    I want to no the full cost of project

  13. basha Reply
    December 11, 2015

    hi sir plz me send me full information about project like estimation cost ,componets requried ..etc

  14. praveen Reply
    November 18, 2015

    superb,but i want more clarity

  15. Eric Aboagye Reply
    October 9, 2015

    Pls sir I want full details about this project

  16. vineet shrivastav Reply
    September 16, 2015

    hi sir ! i am interested to make this solar air conditioner for my B.E, Final yr project in mechanical engineering…

    can u pls guide me in this project? i need a guide to help me right from the basics & i wish to do this! pls help me!

    1st also tel me the minimum cost for this project

  17. Rishi Reply
    September 13, 2015

    I am interested in this project. May you please send me the proper detail of this project.

  18. ketan suroshe Reply
    September 7, 2015

    wow nice project.

  19. Akshay Shinde Reply
    August 25, 2015

    I want full details of the solar power air conditioner. Please send to my mail details about this project. Thank you……

  20. Ishan Pathak Reply
    August 24, 2015

    Sir, I am guiding students on RAC projects. Would you give me its complete details of p oject with specs

  21. chaudhari gaurav Reply
    July 25, 2015

    sir i want to take it this as my project so please give me the details of this project and research paper on my email id

  22. Raju Reply
    July 22, 2015

    i want details of this project with estimated cost.please send me as early as possible.

  23. purushottam Reply
    June 19, 2015

    please provide me all detail regarding the project .
    recently I have personal interview in ongc & iocl but i am not make any project in my college life that time i need a project.provide me all necessary detail about the project plz help me.

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  25. Nicholas Reply
    January 22, 2015

    this is a nice project nd i want to do this projects so plz can u send me the details of this projec

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    September 30, 2014

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  27. IMTIAZ ALI Reply
    September 10, 2014

    nice one
    but we need detail

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    September 6, 2014


  29. joseph Reply
    July 28, 2014

    Its very interesting idea.Hope you can send the whole project

  30. K.Ramu Reply
    September 14, 2013

    how borehole thermal energy system works? is it applicable to India(as per our economy)

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