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Solar Air Conditioning

You’ve noticed the wave of shiny solar panels appearing on the homes throughout your neighborhood. And although most people are not thinking about installing solar right now as COVID-19 has them focused on the immediate needs of their family, you can’t help but wonder if you’re missing out on savings, potential rebates, and the security of generating your own sustainable energy.

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If you’re like many of us, you’ve also noticed how the current global lockdown is leading to decreases in greenhouse gas and air pollution. You’ve seen the photos of city skylines without the smog and visibly cleaner air in major metropolitan areas. You understand that cleaner air is a result of the severity of the situation and perhaps it speaks to the potential future of a clean energy system, and wonder, how should I contribute?

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Indoor Unit, Outdoor Unit, Refrigerant Lines, and Solar PV: Transforming America to Renewable Energy Post-Pandemic

Right now, while this pandemic is disrupting virtually every aspect of our lives, might be an ideal time to begin investing in renewable energy for individuals as well as the American economy. Federal, state, and local government experts are developing renewable energy plans to rescue America from the challenges of climate change and the devastating economic impact of the novel coronavirus. From this disastrous COVID-19, some good could come as we expand clean energy and transition away from fossil fuels.

The basic concept is that federal spending on renewable energy could create jobs to put our unemployed back to work, reduce our dependency on polluting industries, and limit the damage done by climate change.

Thinking Solar – Your Decision May be Strictly Economical, or Social Consciousness

Are you considering solar for your home to help reduce energy costs? Or perhaps, to benefit the environment? In either case, we’re not surprised. Solar is a big business, with a global market in excess of $160 billion. And, you’re not alone. Depending on the age group, up to 8% of people were recently surveyed by Statista.Inc says they intend to install solar panels in the next twelve months.

Adding solar offers you the security of energy independence and reduces your monthly costs.  Throw in tax credits, and the return on your solar investment could pay you back in no time. And solar energy, unlike fossil fuels, is renewable, in addition to reducing air and water pollution.

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You Live in an Ideal Location for Solar

The desert Southwest enjoys the absolute best solar resources anywhere in the United States. In Phoenix, AZ, we’re called the Valley of the Sun for good reason. We enjoy 211 sunny days each year, with an additional 85 days of partial sun. That equates to an annual average of 3700 hours of sunlight, allowing us to maximize solar technology both in our residential and commercial markets. Today, more than a half-million Arizona homes operate on solar, making us the third-largest state in terms of solar energy production. What is your strategy for entering solar?

All that sun does come at a cost, our intense summer heat. And this year, the weather is ramping up quickly. With temperatures getting more intense, it’s more crucial than ever to consider investing in a sustainable air conditioning solution.

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Enter the PEP Solar Mini-Split Air Conditioner

If you’re not ready for a major solar installation, the PEP Solar Mini-Split AC unit is a great way to enjoy solar benefits, reduce your electric consumption and related costs, and do so at an affordable outlay.

What it is – Transforms Sunlight into Cooling, Cost-Effective AC

Our Pep Solar Advanced Solar Mini-Split Air Conditioner is a heat pump that is tied to the grid with an AC to DC converter. The unit runs off DC power produced exclusively by solar panels throughout the day and then draws the energy it needs from the grid with the AC to DC converter art night. You save on cooling when the sun is out – the hottest part of the day with the highest electric rates – and enjoy the same top-grade performance you expect from a modern grid-tied system at night.

It’s truly amazing what this unit can accomplish. The 5 Stage Solar Mini-Split HVAC is a 1.5-ton unit, capable of cooling up to 1,100 square feet. The unit requires four 270-watt solar panels to operate and provides up to 97% energy savings. The Mini-Split unit effectively offers a 21 SEER rating without the solar panels and over 34 SEER when utilizing all four 270-watt panels. With the Solar Mini-Split AC, you can expect immediate cooling after around 30 seconds.

(Note: SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, a metric to measure the efficiency of a cooling system. The higher the rating, the more efficient a system is).

Benefits of the PEP Solar HVAC Mini-Split

First and foremost, the Mini-Split cuts your electricity costs by as much as 90% during the day. That can represent vast savings during the summer months in AZ. You’ll pay next to nothing to keep temperatures constant throughout the day, allowing you to enjoy a nice, cool home or office space at a fraction of the cost.

Some additional benefits for your considerations:

  • Eligible Tax Credits are available 
  • Expandable at a later date by adding solar modules & condenser
  • Quick and easy installation – with no major modifications to your home or business
  • Low HVAC system maintenance
  • Go green and help the environment

Advantage of a Ductless Mini-Split System

Ductless Mini-Splits systems eliminate duct-loss energy inefficiency; this loss can account for 30% or more of the energy consumption of your HVAC system. The ductless option generates enormous savings. Additional benefits:

  • Small-sized unit and no ductwork
  • Low impact and flexible installation
  • Ultra-quiet machinery
  • High filtration, works with indoor air quality products
  • Sleek, clean, modern design
  • Cooling and heating in one system

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Tax Credit Reduction Timeline

You may have heard that tax credits ended in 2019. Not so. Each state has its renewable energy incentive programs. Arizona alone has dozens of financial incentives, rebates, and loan programs for both commercial and residential sectors. Here’s an overview of the commercial and residential tax credits for 2019 onward:

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How can individuals estimate their potential savings by switching to solar energy for air conditioning?

To estimate potential savings by switching to solar energy for air conditioning, individuals can follow a step-by-step process. First, they need to consider their home’s overall energy consumption, the output and efficiency of the solar panels they plan to install, and the amount of annual sunlight their home receives.

Next, individuals should calculate the energy consumption of their air conditioning system and determine how many solar panels are needed to offset that power consumption. If the goal is to power the entire home with renewable energy, they must analyze their utility bills to determine the annual electricity consumption in kilowatt-hours (kWh).

Using this information, individuals can calculate the daily energy generation required by the solar system to cover their entire electrical load. This involves dividing the monthly kWh consumption by the number of days in a month to get the daily energy requirement and then converting it to watts per hour.

Finally, considering the peak sunlight hours in their area, individuals can determine the total watt-hours needed daily to power their home and air conditioning system. By dividing this total by the wattage of the solar panels they plan to use, they can calculate the number of panels required to meet their energy needs. This detailed estimation process allows individuals to accurately assess the potential savings of switching to solar energy for air conditioning.


How many solar panels are typically needed to run a solar air conditioning system?

  1.  How many solar panels should be installed based on the wattage of each module to power the air conditioning system and the entire home?
    The number of solar panels to be installed is determined based on the wattage of each module and the daily energy generation needed to power the air conditioning system and the entire home, considering factors such as sunlight hours and energy efficiency.
  2. How does the number of sunlight hours affect the calculation of solar panel requirements?
    The number of sunlight hours directly impacts the calculation of solar panel requirements by determining the daily energy generation needed to cover the electrical load, which influences the total number of solar panels required.
  3. What is the daily energy generation required to power the entire electrical load of a home and air conditioning system?
    The daily energy generation required to power the entire electrical load of a home and air conditioning system is calculated based on the average energy consumption and the number of sunlight hours available for solar energy generation.
  4. How is the number of solar panels needed to run a solar air conditioning system calculated based on average energy consumption?
    The number of solar panels needed is calculated based on the average energy consumption, which is used to determine the daily energy generation required to power the entire electrical load.

How can homeowners determine the right type of solar-powered air conditioner for their property?

  1. How can homeowners estimate potential savings by switching to solar energy?
    Homeowners can use a free Solar Design and Savings Estimate tool provided to calculate how much they can save on their air conditioning bills by transitioning to solar energy.
  2. How do climate factors impact the choice of a solar-powered air conditioner?Homeowners are advised to consult professionals about climate factors to understand how these factors can influence the effectiveness of a solar-powered air conditioner on their property. 
  3. What role do location details play in choosing a solar-powered air conditioner?
    Location details, such as the amount of sunlight available at the property, are important factors to consider when determining the right type of solar-powered air conditioner.
  4. How can homeowners assess their energy consumption?
    Homeowners are recommended to speak with a professional about their energy consumption to determine if a solar-powered air conditioner would work on their property.

In Summary

As the above chart illustrates, residential customers will want to move forward as quickly as possible to optimize tax credit benefits. Solar is becoming ever more efficient, affordable, and is virtually maintenance-free. Just as we started this article, right now is the ideal time to invest in solar.

PEP Solar offers several options for Solar Air Conditioners, each utilizing the sun’s immense energy to keep your home cool while ultimately cutting your electricity bill. Regardless of the size of your home or commercial space, PEP Solar has a Solar Air Conditioner ideal for your setting, guaranteed by a twelve-year warranty. PEP Solar is Arizona’s leading provider and has been servicing, repairing, and installing solar since 1981. Contact us for more information!

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Are you ready to go solar and cut cooling costs before the hottest summer months? Get your Advanced Solar Air Conditioner from PEP Solar.


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