What is solar Air Conditioner?

This solar air conditioner works like conventional air conditioner. The two major differences is existing AC use only electricity grid and existing AC takes high wattage to run and solar AC is such designed that it takes very low wattage. “Solar air conditioner” has three options – 1st Solar power, 2nd Battery bank, & 3rd Electricity grid. Solar AC the MGM Technology (Compressor) works like an accelerator in a car. When compressor needs more power, it gives it more power. When it needs less power, it gives less power. With this technology, the compressor is always on, but draws less power or more power depending on the temperature of the incoming air and the level set in the thermostat. The speed and power of the compressor is adjusted appropriately. This technology is currently available only in split air conditioner.

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This air conditioner will run continuously but will draw only that much power that is required to keep the temperature stable at the level desired. So it kind of automatically adjusts its capacity based on the requirement of the room it is cooling. Thus drawing much less power and consuming lesser units of electricity.

Features of Solar air conditioner:

Solar AC is a very effective solution for those locations where climate is hot & humid and grid based electricity is scare and unable due to frequent power cuts solar AC is designed to address these evident problems. Solar AC runs on different alternative energy sources i.e. when it is working on solar PV it saves and reduces Grid electricity demand, it is also very power efficient system and saves the electricity expenses of the customer. Solar ac is very environment friendly and it reduces grid power consumption t0 100% because the grid power is generated by Fossil fuel, whereas solar system reduces the grid power demand and the result in less carbon emission into the atmosphere.

  1. Can work without electricity
  2. Work on both, solar power and electricity grid.
  3. Solar air conditioner is Low maintenance.
  4. Zero electricity bill and saving 100%

Difference between regular air conditioner and solar air conditioner

  Conventional Air Conditioner Solar Air Conditioner
Wattage 2000watt 800watt
Starting Load 3500watt 100watt
Running Amp 7 to 9 Amp 2 to 4.5Amp
Electric saving ------- Upto 80%
Jerk Load High Jerk No Jerk
Compressor Rotary / Hermetic BLDC MGM
Solar Compatibility
Direct Solar Compatible N.A. 1500watt Solar Panel

(can run through Solar Panel (DC Voltage)

Solar Compatibility 5kwatt Solar Plant with Inverter & Battery Only 1.5kwatt & 1750VA PCU
Unit Consumption on Electricty

(per 10Hrs)

17 to 20Units 5 to 7 Units

Power Consumption of Solar air conditioners and regular air conditioners

Based on data from BEE in 2018, below is the representative (median) sample of power consumption of Air Conditioners of various tonnage and star ratings:

    1.5 Ton 2 Ton
3 star AC 2960 4128
5 Star AC 2880 3840
5 Star Inverter AC 1920 3520
Solar Air Conditioner 800 1760

Annual Electricity Consumption (Unit for 1600Hrs) based on data from BEE


Are Solar air conditioner slow in cooling?

Several people have concerns that Solar air conditioners do not cool well or cool slowly. However let us take this image as reference to understand how inverter AC works:

Regular traditional ACs are fixed speed ACs, where as solar ACs are variable speed ACs. Regular ACs have compressors that go "On" and "Off". Whereas Solar ACs have DC compressors that are "On" all the time. As regular ACs are sized for peak summer heat load, they are over-sized all the other times (in fact most of the time people oversize even for peak summer season). The drawback of the same is that the AC "Over cools" most of the time. So if you set AC at temperature of 25, it will cool it down to 23 or 22. Now one would question: then what is the use of thermostat? Well the thermostat (in a regular AC) switches off the compressor when the outside temperature has reached 25. But a lot has happened before that. In an AC, refrigerant moves from liquid to gas (by taking heat from the room) and then back from gas to liquid as the compressor compresses it. But if the refrigerant is more and heat in the room is less (which happens in over sized AC), it does not get enough heat from the room to convert from liquid to gas and it keeps moving as liquid. Now when the thermostat detects temperature and switches off the compressor, the refrigerant still remains in liquid state and thus has capacity to take heat from room to convert to gas. And so it takes more heat from the room and cools the room below the set temperature.

In comparison, the Solar (MGM compressor tech) AC changes the flow rate of refrigerant based on the heat of the room. When heat is less, the flow rate is less, when heat is more, the flow rate is more. And it does not switch off the compressor ever. It just makes sure that if temperature setting is 25, it is maintained at that level.

‘E’ Model

This solar air conditioner is designed for urban/metro city where electricity cut is very less & where there is no space or roof for solar power plant and still need to save electricity bill. This Solar air conditioner is designed is such manner that you can save upto 80% electricity bill. This solar air conditioner is cost effective as no solar panel are required to run this air conditioner. This solar air conditioner can be run directly to 220V AC and can save utpo 80% electricity Bill

‘S’ Model

“The rural areas and the Remote areas where there is heavy electricity cut off  or no electricity” for such are Solarway has designed a ‘S’Model Solar air condirioner. This Solar air conditioner can run directly on DC current or Directly through solar PV Module. This solar air conditioner can run directly through solar panels in Day time and on battery in night time. This is a hybrid Solar air conditioner which can run on Solar panels, Inverter battery and 200V AC.

Technical Specification Chart

S.No Specification  Model   SWAY 15 Model SWAY 20 Model Sway 25
1 Cooling Capacity BTU 13500 – 17000 17500 - 21500 19500 – 26500
3 Capacity(Ton) 1.5 Ton 2 Ton 2.5  Ton
4 Starting Current Amp. 0.5 0.7 0.7
5 Running Current Amp. Min 0.8

Max 4.5

Min 2

Max 8

Min 2.5

Max 10

6 Air Flow 424/750 580/920 580/980
7 Refrigerant R410/R32 R410/ R32 R410/ R32
8 Per Hour Unit Consumption 0.5 / 0.8 1.1 / 1.5 1.8 / 2.1
9 Compressor Magnetic/vibratic Magnetic/vibratic Magnetic/vibratic
10 Electricity Saving Comparison  to Other AC Upto 80% Upto 80% Upto 80%
11 Power Input 180Min/280MaxDC

230V AC


230V AC


230V AC

12 Sound Level (H/M/L) 38/34/31 38/34/31 38/34/31
13 Indoor Unit Dimensions 845X289X209 mm 970X315X235mm 1076X325X246mm
Net Weight 10.9 Kgs 12 Kgs 18 Kgs
14 OutDoor unit Dimensions 540x780x290 mm 640x850x290 * 640x850x290 *
Net Weight 30 Kgs 43 Kgs 43 Kgs
Noise level 33 Dba 36 dBA 37 dBA
Power source Rating MCB 6A 6A 6A
Power supply to Indoor Indoor Indoor
Ref. max Piping Length 15 M 15 M 15 M
14 Solar PV Module 2000 watt 3000 watt 3000 watt
15 Voltage Current 180Min/ 280Max 180Min/ 280Max 180Min/ 280Max
16 Panel Configuration 330w * 6 330w*10 330 w*10

Installation Steps

Method 1.

Install Solar Air Conditioner Directly from Solar panel (Shown in Figure 1.)

  1. To run Solar Air Conditioner directly from solar panel you need 6pcs of 250watt (72Cells or 5 Bus bar) or 5pcs of 300watt (72cells 5 bus bar)
  2. Connect all the solar panel in series circuit.  (192 VOC to 240VOC)
  3.   Connect positive and negative wires of solar to main power cord of Indoor unit of solar air conditioner
  4. Power on Solar Air conditioner through Remote control
  5. Wait for 8 to 15Min to power on compressor
  6. It is recommended to Run Solar Air conditioner on ECO Mode (through remote) for better result


Figure 1.

Method 2

Install Solar Air Conditioner with Power Bank

  1. Connect all the solar panel in parallel (as shown in figure 2.)
  2.   Connect solar power wires  to Power Bank
  3. Connect Solar Air conditioner Indoor power main cord to power bank
  4. Power on Solar Air conditioner through Remote control
  5. Wait for 8 to 15Min to power on compressor
  6. It is recommended to Run Solar Air conditioner on ECO Mode (through remote) for better result


Figure 2.

Method 3

Run Solar Air conditioner directly through electricity

  1. Connect Solar Air Conditioner directly to Main Electricity grid (as shown in figure 3.)
  2. Power on Solar Air conditioner through Remote control
  3. Wait for 3 to 5Min to power on compressor
  4. It is recommended to Run Solar Air conditioner on ECO Mode (through remote) for better result


Figure 3.


Dismount the outlet box of the outdoor, connect the triple core wire and the twin core wire with the five jacks of the connecting terminals in accordance with their colors. As shown in the figure 4. The connection method of the triple core wire of the subsidiary electric heating pipe on the insulating barrel is that the blue wire is connected with terminal board , the red wire is connected with terminal board 3. The yellow wires are connected with the terminal board grounded.

      S1 or 1 S2 or 2`s3 S3 or 3
      + - 15V
The color of wire connected with the Indoor Unit Yellow / Green   Red Black Blue / Orange
The Terminal Board base on the outdoor unit Yellow / Green   Red Black Blue / Orange


Figure 4.

Connect the wires between indoor and outdoor as shown in figure units, so that terminal numbers and colors are matched.