Solar Cooling Systems Ames IA

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Ames Heating & Cooling Inc
(515) 292-3322
1503 Florida Ave
Ames , IA
 
Jerrys Heating & Cooling
(515) 292-3113
253 Village Dr
Ames , IA
 
Swanson Hardware Incorporated
(641) 377-2684
409 Main St
Colo , IA
 
Kraus Plumbing & Heating
(319) 465-5129
317 S Locust St
Monticello , IA
 
Mike Fereday Htg & Air Cond
(319) 232-0900
827 W 5th St
Waterloo , IA
 
Kapaun & Brown Incorporated
(515) 232-0955
1717 E Lincoln Way
Ames , IA
 
Pritchard Brothers Inc
(515) 432-6816
1019 Story St
Boone , IA
 
B & G HVAC
(641) 473-3500
104 Gould St
Gladbrook , IA
 
Charlies Plumbing & Heating
(712) 675-4412
113 Main St
Kiron , IA
 
Don & Walt LLC
(563) 927-2232
1201 E Main St Suite A
Manchester , IA
 

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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