Re: Is Running and Air Conditioner possible with solar power?
At my off grid site, run two el-cheapo 6000 Btu window A/Cs -- one for the Power Room (this one has #1 priority!), and one for the bedroom. This season, the bedroom A/C has been little used, as we have had a mild Summer (so far), a fan has sufficed.
Depending on your humidity, a swamp cooler might do fine, altho these can use quite a lot of water, but are more miserly on power. They work well in low humidity environments, as I am sure you know.
Am close to adding more panels to allow more wreckless use of A/C. Some off gridders try to get a jump on cooling fairly early in the day, as this can (perhaps) reduce the battery capacity required, and so on.
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