Solar Cooling Systems Albuquerque NM

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Brothers Electro Mechanical
(505) 299-0457
2620 Tennessee St NE
Albuquerque , NM
 
Atar Inc
(505) 345-5274
3810 Commercial St NE
Albuquerque , NM
 
New Mexico Solar Energy Association
(505) 246-0400
1009 Bradbury, SE #35
Albuquerque, NM
 
Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
(505) 804-4871
9169 Coors Blvd N.W.
Albuquerque, NM
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PMI Heating & Air Inc
(505) 822-1225
9005 Washington St NE
Albuquerque , NM
 
Thompson Htg & A/C Inc
(505) 884-2675
3418 Girard Blvd NE
Albuquerque , NM
 
PMI Heating & Air Inc
(505) 822-1225
9005 Washington St NE
Albuquerque , NM
 
EarthFriendlyProductDiredctory
(505) 417-2410
538 Texas NE
Albuquerque, NM
 
Atar Inc
(505) 345-5274
3810 Commercial St NE
Albuquerque , NM
 
Chaparral Htg & A/C
(505) 356-8618
416 S Ave C
Portales , NM
 

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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