As I research various options/mods/upgrades the thought of solar
powered refrigeration and air conditioning
continuously crosses my radar. While searching I came across a number of thermoelectric air conditioners I thought might be of interest to the engineers, solar
gurus, diy moders and boon dockers here.
Check this out: Thermoelectric Air Conditioning How Does It Work?
This one is the highest BTU I found at 5200 (nearly the same BTU as my compressor window unit).
New AHP-6200 Series high capacity air conditioner - thermoelectric
Here is one that is 1500 BTU military grade and can operate on 24-28 VDC
These units are used to cool various enclosures for computer equipment that generate heat and similar applications, and if this is a viable solution for these applications I can see potential for the DC powered solar
air conditioners for the RV/off grid world. Not sure what they cost but if someone like Dometic could mass produce them I bet they could get the cost to a point to make it viable for our small trailers.
Then it hit me, this forum has lots of engineers and do it yourself ers, so why not start a group project of designing and building a 12 vdc thermoelectric air conditioner efficient enough to cool the typical 13' egg using only (2) 6 volt golf cart batteries and a 100 watt solar panel
. Anyone here interested in getting on board?