Solar Cooling Systems Albany OR

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Mikes Heating & Air Cond Svc
(541) 928-1804
113 41st Ave SE
Albany , OR
 
Woodward Heating Inc
(503) 448-4328
552 Main Street
Aumsville , OR
 
Mountain View Heating Inc
(541) 389-6714
110 SE 9th St
Bend , OR
 
Middleton Htg & Sht Mtl Inc
(541) 758-3358
610 SW Washington Ave
Corvallis , OR
 
Home Comfort Htg & A/C Inc
(541) 345-2838
706 Oscar
Eugene , OR
 
Middleton Htg & Sht Mtl Inc
(541) 758-3358
610 SW Washington Ave
Corvallis , OR
 
Salem Heating & Sheet Metal
(503) 581-1536
1225 22nd St SE
Salem , OR
 
Bruce Heating & Air Cond Inc
(541) 567-6813
80385 N Hwy 395
Hermiston , OR
 
Supreme Comfort Htg & A/C Inc
(503) 682-1985
9425 SW Commerce Cir Suite 16
Wilsonville , OR
 
72 Degrees
(503) 655-0556
18603 Willamette Drive
West Linn , OR
 

Solar Cooling

It's a bit of a strange idea to think of using the sun to cool your home or business, but in fact, absorption cooling was the first type of air conditioning. Absorption cooling is still practical for remote homes in places where there is an excess of heat energy available. A home in the desert would be an ideal place to use absorption cooling via solar energy.

In absorption cooling, heat drives the system, instead of electricity. Two basic types of systems are:

  • single-stage systems, which are driven by any warm fluid (not necessarily water) heated to between 180 and 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • two-stage systems work at around 140 degrees Fahrenheit. These can use low temperature solar energy to "pre-heat" the air. A high-temperature energy source (e.g. natural gas or oil) is used in the second cooling stage.

Desiccant coolers are the other very popular style of solar cooling. Desiccant coolers remove moisture from air. This does not actually cool the air but reduces the humidity, making it seem cooler. These are often used in combination with other types of solar coolers such as vapor compression or evaporative, which really do lower temperature.

  • vapor compression cooling uses solar thermal energy to operate a Rankin cycle heat engine.
  • evaporative cooling uses a mechanical device that takes the heat from the outside air and uses this to evaporate water held in pads inside the cooling unit. This 'sucks' heat out of the air and the cooled air is blow...

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