Solar Cooling Systems Burlington IA

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Hallgren-Schildknecht
(319) 754-5793
1215 Agency
Burlington , IA
 
Millers Plumbing & Heating
(319) 367-5548
804 E McKinley
New London , IA
 
Versteegh Electric & Refrig
(641) 933-4473
2834 Hwy 23
Cedar , IA
 
Benson Htg & A/C
(641) 652-3165
413 Elm
Eldon , IA
 
Kapaun & Brown Incorporated
(641) 753-3563
1002 W Lincoln Way
Marshalltown , IA
 
Green Plumbing & Heating Inc
(319) 394-3329
636 Main
Mediapolis , IA
 
Pauls Plumbing & Heating
(319) 837-6411
410 Avenue E
West Point , IA
 
Harrys Heating & Cooling Inc
(515) 379-1544
414 4th Ave
Livermore , IA
 
Pauls Plumbing & Heating
(319) 837-6411
410 Avenue E
West Point , IA
 
Kurts Plumbing & Heating
(563) 539-2605
203 W Spruce St
Monona , 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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