HotSpot Energy LLC team of engineers has a deep background in solar and HVAC engineering. They have designed, developed and brought to market dozens of products over the years. Most of their work has been as a developer of products for others to sell under their name, but they do produce and market certain products under the HotSpot brand.
Their 3rd generation AC-DC hybrid solar air conditioner is designed for low cost, easy installation and a fast payback. This unique solar air conditioning technology requires no batteries, no inverter, no controller – just plug in the solar panels and start saving up to more than 80% on daytime cooling or heating costs. During the day it runs primarily on solar power and only uses only small amounts of power from the utility company as needed.
According to HotSpot Energy LLC’ s marketing manager John Williams their company is focusing on Africa since Africa is a growing potential market for their products and they have currently supplied their products to Nigeria and South Africa.
John also added that their products fit the African environment since In Africa, grid power is either unreliable or very costly, or both. Their all-DC system is best for areas without grid or with an unreliable grid, because it doesn’t connect to the grid at all, it uses 4.6, or 8 solar panels and a properly sized battery system.
If your power source is native 48VDC as part of an off-grid solar application, HotSpot also makes an all-DC unit called DC4812VRF which is the best off-grid cooling choice, no grid connection is needed. DC48 air conditioners can substantially reduce power supply/generation costs and battery requirements. An all-DC system means you get the advantage of extreme high efficiency without the need for inverters.
HotSpot Energy LLC