Eco-friendly Solar Hybrid Air Conditioner from LG
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Eco-friendly Solar Hybrid Air Conditioner from LG

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Sustainable thinking is very “fashionable” right now and we couldn’t be happier. This weird looking- but amazing design concept comes from LG and although it may seem like a regular air conditioner, it is not. Attached to the outdoor unit there is a solar cell system which can produce enough power (70 watts/hour) to ensure a part of the air conditioner’s energy supply. Sure, the dimensions of the addition are considerable, but this should not even matter, considering the benefits.  This is an unbelievable idea that could really take off and be applied for a lot of household items. Imaging having smart systems attached to your appliances- this would not only decrease the bill at the end of the month but also contribute to a sustainable environment worldwide.-via Designboom

7 comments

  • Mike June 19, 2010 at 16:02 PM Login to Reply →

    Hmmm… definitely an interesting concept, but what would the efficiency be? Wattage on the panel? Most a/c’s of that size take in the kW to run, so unless that is a supper efficient solar panel, it may not help much in comparison to the additional cost. There is also how you would have to place it on a southern exposure to get maximum sun rays to power the panel, which may decrease overall efficiency of the unit.

    Still, it’s a great concept idea that should definitely be looked into and applied!

  • april June 20, 2010 at 00:39 AM Login to Reply →

    i love the idea…i just wish you would give us at least an idea of what something like this would cost.

  • alex June 20, 2010 at 05:41 AM Login to Reply →

    LGwwwwwwwwwww
    It is the rip-off enterprice.

  • T.Ka June 20, 2010 at 10:27 AM Login to Reply →

    Big A/Cs similar to this one take about 3000watt/hour to run.
    so 70 watt given from the solar panel is negligible.
    But I like the concept. Maybe in the future when these panels are more effective.
    Also it makes more sense if the solar panel is suppling the house with electricity and not just one appliance, which in turn can get electricity from that panel

  • Aluminum Extrusions June 21, 2010 at 01:46 AM Login to Reply →

    @April… Thanks for stating the obvious. I understand it will be the most cost effective, but what is the upfront cost!

  • babemalo June 22, 2010 at 07:11 AM Login to Reply →

    Since there’s an Asian lady standing next to it, im guessing this a concept made by an Asian & is probably only available in Asia. They always have more advanced stuff than America. Why cant we have mini tv’s in the back seat of our cabs??