Solar Air Conditioning (AC), on Maui, is a great way to save money and stay cool at the same time. If Air Conditioning is a large part of your electric bill, then Maui Solar AC will reduce your electric bill by a huge margin. If most of your PV Air Conditioning usage is during the day, your energy savings can be 70% or more. If most of your PV Air Conditioning usage is in the evenings and at night, you will still save a lot energy, due to the incredible efficiency of the AC compressor's SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating . Plus, the overall cost of you Maui Solar AC system will be very low, because you will be able to make use of the State of Hawaii's 35% Solar Tax Credit and the Federal Governments 30% Solar Tax Credit. This can shorten your payback time to as little as 4 years.
Solar AC works by powering the ultra efficient AC compressor, with up to 90% of the energy being provided by the Solar Photovaltiac panels, during the day.Benefits of Maui Solar AC:
We are often asked, "What if I already have Air Conditioning? Can you add solar to my existing AC system?". The answer is yes, we can. If you have a large investment in an existing AC system, even Central AC, we can power, not only the AC, but everything else too! And we can do it without batteries. During the day, the Solar PV panels will send energy to an inverter, which can power all of the circuits in your house. Whatever loads the solar cannot handle, your house will take the rest from MECO. We can do this under MECO's Customer Self Supply (CSS) program. Approval only takes 2 weeks. If you add a one or more batteries, you can use the solar power at night too! With batteries, it is possible to lower your electric bill down to as little as $25.
In the last 2 years, the price of high quality Lithium-Ion batteries has plummeted, which is a good thing for the consumer. You should take advantage of this and install a Solar PV system now, while the State and Federal Solar Tax Credits are still available.