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Solo Air Heating & Cooling System
Solo Air Heating and Cooling Systems... Off the grid!
Solo Air is a natural, energy efficient system that works with the environment, not against it, to produce cost effective heating and cooling all year round.
What is it?
Solo Air is not your average climate control system. We all know from our energy bills how hard a regular heater has to work in order to convert cold air to warm. So what if there was a different approach? What if there was an approach that could cost you nothing to run?
Solo Air utilises the natural, free resource of solar energy as both a method of heating and cooling. In heating mode, the system uses the sun to heat the air then recirculates this warm air throughout the building. In cooling mode, hot air is extracted out of the building. Both heating and cooling modes use solar powered fans. The installation of Solo Air can reduce usage of a conventional climate control system by up to 60%, significantly cutting those expensive energy bills! Plus, it's environmentally friendly, with no greenhouse gas emissions.
What results can I expect?
This effective closed loop system is designed to work during the day when there is sunlight. Up to 2.4 kilowatts of heat is produced, making your building around 4-6 degrees warmer. Hence, when night falls and sunlight is no longer available, only a small amount of heat from a conventional heating source is needed to maintain the comfortable temperature.
Will Solo Air work in my building?
Solo Air can be retrofitted into existing buildings or easily incorporated into new building designs. There are two systems available: one for buildings with roof cavities and one for buildings without. Each system is also available in two sizes:
Single heat collector, for areas up to 100m2
Dual heat collector, for areas up to 180m2
(Pictured at the bottom of this page with a mounting bracket for flat roofs).The effectiveness of the system is directly linked to the amount of sunlight that can be captured. North facing pitched roofs are optimal. However, Solo Air can provide frames that allow the flexibility of installing the unit on different types of roofs. Naturally, the average amount of sunlight per day varies from season to season and state to state. Fortunately in Australia, we enjoy many hours of sunlight throughout the country, all year round. Download the brochure at the bottom of the page for more information.
As far as a cost for the installation of a typical twin panel systems you would be looking at total of:· 2 plumbers approx 4-5 hours to erect the frames, install the thermal collectors and do the roof penetrations.· 1 air conditioning contractor approx 3-4 hours to rough in ducts, fit off vents, thermostats and commission It is important that the installer’s are aware of the full scope as described below.
Works involved for the Solo Twin Panel Air system
Each twin system comprises the following works:
1. Assembly and fixing in place roof rack (if flat roof). Roof rack is simple lightweight steel frame (similar to those used under a flat plate hot water collector) to make the angle of the Thermal collectors to 25 deg as the system is being installed on a flat pitch roof.
2. Installation of the Thermal Collectors (2 of 2000 long x 1000 wide x 100 high + 1000 long x 300 wide x 100 high fan box + 1000 long x 300 wide x 100 high damper box.
3. 2 x 150 diameter roof penetrations finished with dektite 4. Connection of 150 diameter ductwork 5. Installation of in wall 350 x 50 metal duct and top plate duct connector.6. Fitting off duct outlet.
7. Installation of Solo Air wall control unit.
8. Installation of 680 long x 520 wide solar panel and connecting figure 8 wire