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Solar HVAC Systems

Heating & Cooling Using Ambient Light

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A More Efficient Heating and Cooling System

Maximize savings and drastically reduce your carbon footprint with a Solar HVAC. The system implements a ground-breaking approach to heating and cooling through the production of thermal energy using only ambient light. The system reduces your carbon footprint by up to 90% and reduces heating and cooling expenses by 80% - 90% while resulting in no loss in quality and can operate in sub-zero temperatures.

 

Extends the life of existing power infrastructure

due to consistent, lighter loads.

Qualifies for up to a 60% Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and other energy incentive programs, rebates, and tax benefits!

Commercial & Residential 
2-ton - 150-ton Applications

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Tax Benefits

Solar HVAC technology and its associated installation expenses qualify for various federal, state, and local tax benefits.

Our ICC-SRCC OG-100 rating as a solar thermal collector qualifies us for some of the largest tax benefits available to new products in any market.  Due to the Inflation Reduction Act, this technology now qualifies for a 30% federal tax credit, and an additional 10% because Solar HVAC is made in the USA.  If your project is classified as low income, it qualifies for 60% investment tax credit and can be obtained on all expenses incurred for purchase and installation of a Solar HVAC unit. 

This makes an already energy efficient product even more affordable.

*Consult with your Tax Professional

Visit dsireusa.org for additional information on potential state and local savings in your area (via entering your zip code).

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Technology

The Solar HVAC Heat Pump is an evolutionary leap for the HVAC industry, achieving levels of efficiency in both heating and cooling modes never seen before in this sector. What differentiates the Solar HVAC from all other HVAC systems is its use of our proprietary thermal cell absorption technology. This technology allows the system to capture and concentrate ambient light as thermal energy to drastically reduce the amount of electricity and fossil fuels needed to run the system. Unlike other solar technologies that generate electricity from the sun, the Solar HVAC captures heat from the light to replace the electricity needed to run the system. There are a bevy of features and operational advantages that make the Climate Saver unique in the market:

  • System minimizes its electrical draw from the power grid by utilizing green renewable energy for operation

  • Unlike solar photovoltaic technologies, the Solar HVAC captures and concentrates ambient light into useful energy; it does not require direct sunlight to do this and can be placed in any location, even a north facing shady area

  • The Solar HVAC stores captured renewable energy for up to 12 hours so the system can run at peak efficiency throughout the night

  • Variable speed inverter technology allows the system to cycle on gradually and adjust to changing conditions to ensure the system is operating as efficiently as possible, without any power surge

  • The system can be operated using a small portable generator in the event of a power outage

  • Operates very quietly, with sound levels tested as low as 40 decibels

  • Uses machine learning and diagnostic tools to evaluate and adapt its internal settings to achieve maximum efficiency as well as anticipate potential maintenance issues before they occur

  • Companion application available for tablets or smartphones allowing the installer to monitor the operation of the system in real time

*We recommend including a surge protector at time of install. The variable speed inverter compressor with 40 stages uses a PC Board that is susceptible to voltage spikes. The surge protector will protect the PC Board from any damage that may be caused by a voltage spike, brownouts, power outage or lightning strikes. The warranty could be voided if a surge protector is not installed on a Solar HVAC system.

Key Breakthrough

 


Utilizing its thermal cell absorption technology, the Solar HVAC heat pump can operate in sub-zero temperatures, bringing heat pump efficiencies to regions of the country that were previously too cold to benefit from it. Due to the way traditional heat pumps operate, once the air temperature drops below a certain level, they cannot effectively generate heat due to the lack of heat in the air and require a secondary system to kick on in order to keep the home heated. The Solar HVAC technology bypasses this limitation with the conversion of ambient light into thermal energy allowing for functionality literally never available before.

Performance

 


The Solar HVAC is unique in that it is a combination of high efficiency heat pump technology and solar thermal technology, each aspect independently certified by AHRI and ICC/SRCC respectively. When combining the results of the AHRI certification and the ICC/SRCC OG 100 certification, the Solar HVAC achieves an effective EER up to 21, an effective HSPF up to 16.4 and an impressive effective SEER of up to 40*, essentially double that of the most efficient alternative on the market today. In addition, the Solar HVAC has been through an extensive internal testing regimen, compared to both conventional HVAC and high efficiency systems on the market today. The results are overwhelming and show that, metric after metric, the Solar HVAC is in a class of its own.

Heat pumps can be a great alternative to a furnace in that they don’t burn any fossil fuels (great for the environment and your utility bills), heating your home using electricity by moving warm air into your house from the outdoors. Heat pumps can transfer 300% more energy than they consume, while the highest efficiency furnace can only transfer 95%. The drawback of traditional heat pumps is that as the temperature drops into the thirties and below it is harder to heat a home efficiently and secondary heating coils are used which are extremely inefficient. A dual fuel system, which is common in more northern regions of the country, has a furnace that takes over responsibilities from the heat pump when the temperatures drop. The Solar HVAC Heat Pump is revolutionary in that even at sub-zero temperatures it maintains its ability to heat your home at peak efficiency without the need for a backup furnace.

* The unique nature of the Solar HVAC heat pump requires efficiency testing by two separate certification bodies. AHRI tests the heat pump efficiency without the thermal cell component, while ICC/SRCC tests the thermal cell component independently. The scientific relationship of heat to pressure enables us to convert the ICC/SRCC results into an effective SEER/EER/HSPF which is combined with the AHRI certified SEER/EER/HSPF to generate the overall effective results we have achieved in testing.
Savings

Solar HVAC VS Traditional HVAC

 

Solar Certifications

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Carbon Production per Year Based on Unit Type

    Standard HVAC                              Solar HVAC

       Unit Carbon Produced                  Unit Carbon Produced

Heating               32,076 lbs / year                                   321 lbs / year

Cooling                 668 lbs / year                                      200 lbs / year

Total                   32,744 lbs / year                                     521 lbs / year

Operation Expense per Year Based on Unit Type

Heating                     $3,790                                                   $758

Cooling                       $867                                                    $260

Total                           $4,657                                                $1,018

 

The Certifications

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Certified to meet or exceed the current ICC 901/SRCC 100 Solar Thermal Collector standards. This qualifies the system for numerous solar rebates as well as the ITC Tax Credits. Other financial incentives may apply.

Certified by the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) that the system meets or exceeds industry standards and regulations.

Independently tested and certified by the CSA Group to meet or exceed North American Performance and Safety Compliance Requirements and Standards.

Certified to meet or exceed the North American Safety Standards by Intertek's Electrical Testing Labs.