[thechat] solar powered air conditioner

Luther, Ron Ron.Luther at hp.com
Mon Mar 24 13:24:07 CDT 2008

Fred Jones asked:

>>Anyone know if one can purchase a reasonably priced yet at least
>>mildly effective solar powered air conditioner?

Hi Fred,

'Local conditions' will probably determine what products are available in your area.  I'm thinking you're going to have to check with local dealers/contractors to see what they offer and what they charge ... and then 'run the numbers' to see if that's reasonable or not.

As with any 'new tech' (or newly marketed tech), there probably aren't any guarantees that the mfg or the installer will still be in business before the warranty expires.

I didn't see anything about prices, but this Cali outfit seems to have a fairly world-wide dealer network:

An Aussie/NZ outfit:

More of a DIY approach:

Good Luck!

It's getting warm here too!  If we hadn't been hiking around Austin we probably would have had the boat out last weekend.  Oh well, maybe next weekend will be nice.   ;-)

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