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Compliance: Solar air conditioners

Topic: ComplianceSpace Heating and Cooling

Date: 24/01/2017

Results of efficiency testing

The GEMS Regulator has completed efficiency testing on four models of solar boosted air conditioner (three solar thermal and one solar photovoltaic). 

The testing sought to determine if the models complied with the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012 (GEMS Act) GEMS level and GEMS labelling requirements.  It also considered the accuracy of supplier claims of enhanced performance and energy savings when the models were operating with the solar-boosting inputs connected, activated, and operational in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions. 

The test results indicated the solar thermal boosted models did not meet the performance claims of manufacturers and suppliers.

Read the full report here.