Solar Cooling Systems Albert Lea MN

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Johnson Heating & Air Cond Inc
(507) 373-2264
1430 Frank Ave
Albert Lea , MN
 
Greenman Heating & Refg Inc
(507) 437-6500
1001 4th St SE
Austin , MN
 
MN Valley Heating & Air Cond Inc
(952) 292-3725
1026 Sunny Ridge Dr
Carver , MN
 
Total Comfort Systems
(507) 235-5278
300 Downtown Plaza
Fairmont , MN
 
Great West Mechanical
(763) 263-6285
19740 - 200th Ave NW
Big Lake , MN
 
Bill Young Plbg & Htg Inc
(641) 592-5611
107 W Main St
Lake Mills , IA
 
Gopher Heating & Sheet Metal
(952) 890-3466
12330 Ottawa Ave
Savage , MN
 
Valley Aire Incorporated
(952) 890-4301
7125 W 126th St Suite 150
Savage , MN
 
Town & Country Plbg & Htg
(218) 745-4371
Hwy 1 East
Warren , MN
 
Spartz Plumbing & Heating
(507) 836-8393
921 US Hwy 59
Slayton , MN
 

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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