Solar Cooling Systems Blackfoot ID

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Conan Inc
(208) 522-3372
429 W 18th
Idaho Falls , ID
 
Quality Heating Inc
(208) 529-2093
2130 S Yellowstone Hwy
Idaho Falls , ID
 
Heating Equipment
(208) 459-2212
123 Everett St
Caldwell , ID
 
Bowmans Inc of Mtn Home
(208) 587-5129
2115 W 6th South
Mountain Home , ID
 
Brizee Htg & A/C
(208) 733-2624
227 2nd Ave E
Twin Falls , ID
 
B & S Boiler Inc
(208) 524-1737
1555 W Sunnyside
Idaho Falls , ID
 
Modern Plumbing And Heating
(208) 745-7021
3939 East 240 Noth
Rigby , ID
 
Wangsgaard Inc
(208) 852-1511
59 S State St
Preston , ID
 
Ramsey Heating & Electric
(208) 678-0459
2600 Overland Ave
Burley , ID
 
Coeur dAlene Sheet Metal & Htg Ltd
(208) 664-4114
3451 E Industrial Ave
Coeur D Alene , ID
 

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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