Solar Cooling Systems Andover MA

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Matz-Rightway A Division of Merrima
(978) 689-0224
15 Aegean Dr, Ste 11
Methuen , MA
 
Merrimack Valley Corp
(800) 272-2334
15 Aegeam Drive #3
Methuen , MA
 
Complete Comfort Systems Inc
(781) 460-2215
24 Normac Rd
Woburn , MA
 
Bourque Heating & Cooling Co Inc
(508) 790-2887
30 Cit Ave Unit 18
Hyannis , MA
 
Summit Air Systems, LLC
(978) 361-6580
20 Ricker Circle
Hamilton , MA
 
Correct Temp Inc
(978) 688-8700
268 Hamstead St Unit 5
Methuen , MA
 
Nashoba Air Inc
(978) 251-2515
109 Tyngsboro Rd
Chelmsford , MA
 
Boston Sila Heating and Air Cond
(781) 438-4114
12 Manison St Suite 4
Stoneham , MA
 
Joyce Cooling & Heating Inc
(603) 882-4244
51 Lake St
Nashua , NH
 
Acton Refrigeration Inc
(978) 486-4656
241 Taylor St
Littleton , MA
 

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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