Welcome to Sonneaire

Teknologi Inovasi Solar Sdn. Bhd. is the technology owner of the award winning Sonneaire Hybrid Air Conditioning Systems ‘SONNEAIRE’ which is a locally researched, split unit air conditioning system that is patented (PCT, Australia). Originated by research done in the field of solar cooling by the company founder’s father, Professor Dr. Mohd Yusof Sulaiman in Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, the research was taken up by the company founder – Azrina Mohd Yusof to be commercialised and further innovated. With the help of funds from Cradle, Agensi Inovasi as well as angel investor Alam Dingin Air Conditioning Engineering Sdn Bhd, the product was further refined until what it is today. The name was originally called Solar Dingin but later changed to Sonne-Aire – Sonne meaning Sun in German and Aire as a variant to air. In 2017 as a surprise answer to its namesake, the German TV – Deutsch Welle TV came and did a ‘Founder’s Valley’ documentary in which SONNEAIRE represents Malaysia on the topic of energy as part of DW TV’s search of innovative start up ideas and companies across the whole of Asia.
The SONNEAIRE split units are based on a thermal heat recovery concept, which is also referred commercially as ‘hybrid’. The potential energy savings are between 15% – 30% depending on its cooling capacities and savings are consistent. Due to the consistent lower power consumption, the savings can actually be felt in the customers billing system. The split unit air conditioning is available from 1.5 horsepower up to 30 horsepower. The units have already been installed to blue chip customers such as McDonalds Restaurants, Secret Recipe, Q Bistro. SONNEAIRE is also TNB Energy Systems Sdn. Bhd. split unit air conditioning solution for energy procurement contracts.
The price ranges are as competitive as the inverter units in the market. For business customers, as a MyHijau green tech product, the 100% Green Investment Tax Allowance (GITA) is applicable and Gerbang Alaf Restaurants Sdn Bhd as McDonald’s master franchisee in Malaysia have received this GITA scheme successfully.
In 2016, the CGP program conducted by Proficeo for Cradle’s high impact start ups, awarded the company the ‘Best Pivot Innovation Award’.