Solar Air Conditioning - Fiberglass RV

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Old 08-28-2014, 03:41 PM   #1
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If you are not a mechanically inclined person who pays close attention to details, do not attempt to build one of these units.

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Old 08-29-2014, 10:13 AM   #2
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These units seem to be using absorption refrigeration. I suspect they are quite expensive, and finicky.
Since a regular 5000 btu window mounted air conditioner uses ~500 watts, an egg could have enough solar power to run the air conditioner. Not cheep either.

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Old 08-29-2014, 10:57 AM   #3
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You also might have to carry extra water to keep it running, but the fact that it keeps the panels cool is a plus. Good start - hope to see it in trailers in the next ten years.
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Old 08-29-2014, 12:46 PM   #4
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Cant help but wonder about "humidity" with this type of system though.

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