The SunTrac Solar Thermal SmartPanel is an energy efficient aircon technology where pressure and heat are added to the refrigeration cycle, which reduces the required workload of the compressor and lowers the overall power consumption of the system.
It now has a fully operational pilot installation in the Philippines at the Department of Energy in Taguig City, Philippines. Located at the 4th floor deck of the DOE Main Building, the SunTrac Panel has been efficiently supplementing a 4-Ton Daikin inverter air conditioner since it was installed in June 10, 2021.
Data from the Daikin unit indicates an average amp draw of 1.78 A and kilowatt rating of 0.3905 kW, which are astoundingly low for a 4-Ton air conditioner. The DOE conducted a comparative study involving an identical Daikin AC unit and the results showed a percentage improvement of up to 91% for the Daikin unit with SunTrac.