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About the Project

The Stand Alone Solar Air-Conditioning System is a Australian ARBS Education and Research Foundation funded project. The aim of the project is to monitor system performance over a 12 month cycle and to provide feedback of the findings to the industry. The TAFE NSW Ultimo Refrigeration Section successfully secured the research grant and is using data collected across a range of teaching disciplines, ranging from the Certificate III in Air-Conditioning apprenticeship program to the Associate Degree in Renewable Energy. There has also been engagement with interested University students.

We’d like to acknowledge these people for their hard work and dedication to the project.

Project Data

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Live Weather

Stored energy from renewable sources is highly dependent on weather patterns. Using predictive weather patterns from forecasts allows integrated systems such as air-conditioners to be more responsive to building heat load demands. Smart appliance manufacturers are creating Wi-Fi connected systems that are increasingly responsive to predictive weather patterns. These give householders more control over the equipment, and the energy needed to keep appliances operating during temperature extremes.

Sydney Live Cam

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Live weather data is a key component for the ARBS Foundation Research Project on a stand-Alone Solar Air-Conditioning System.

The Sydney Webcam gives an insight into weather condition in Sydney metropolitan area for demonstration purposes. To get the most accurate weather data, go to the BOM website.

Weather & Forecast


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