Solar Cooling Systems Bristol CT

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F J Chard & Son Inc
(860) 675-8086
2 Stony Hill Rd
Burlington , CT
 
Link Mechanical Services Inc
(860) 826-2212
34 Walnut St
New Britain , CT
 
F F Hitchcock Inc
(203) 272-5400
264 Sandbank Rd
Cheshire , CT
 
Advanced Gas Company, Inc.
(860) 243-5057
129 West Dudley Town Road
Bloomfield, CT

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Aiello Home Services
(860) 292-2600
600 Old County Circle
Windsor Locks , CT
 
Janazzo Services Corporation
(860) 621-7381
140 Norton St
Milldale , CT
 
Wesson Energy Inc
(203) 756-7041
165 Railroad Hill St
Waterbury , CT
 
Masters Htg & A/C Inc
(203) 265-4434
16 Hosford St
Wallingford , CT
 
Wesson Energy Inc
(203) 756-7041
165 Railroad Hill St
Waterbury , CT
 
Windham County Sht Mtl Svs
(860) 935-5153
Jct Rts 197 & 131 BOX 447
Quinebaug , CT
 
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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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