VRF and split systems are powered by solarPV

Published:  05 August, 2015

Klima-Therm, Gree, air conditioning, solar, renewable energy, VRF

Solar-powered VRF and split-system air conditioning made by Chinese manufacture Gree are available in the UK through Klima-Therm. This latest agreement means that Klima-Therm is the only UK supplier of Gree’s full range of air-conditioning, including centrifugal chillers.

Gree’s direct-drive photovoltaic-powers VRF system is said to be the first commercially available system of its kind in the world. This hybrid solar-electric technology can reduce cooling-energy costs by up to 30%.

The direct-drive concept enables electricity from the solarPV array to be fed directly to the air-conditioning system without converting it to AC first. Losses associated with power conversion are thus avoided. Surplus electricity can be fed into the grid.

Tim Mitchell, sales director with Klima-Therm, says, ‘Gree’s PV-powered VRF and centrifugal chillers offer a very attractive approach on both economic and environmental grounds. And because of Gree’s clever technology, PV-powered systems can operate in UK conditions. We believe these technologies are set to become mainstream operators in the very near future. Indeed, we already have active enquiries.’

For more information on this story, click here: Aug 2015, 170

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