Solar Cooling Systems Castle Rock CO

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Nytech Inc
(303) 663-6840
610 Jerry St
Castle Rock , CO
 
Home Comfort Specialists
(720) 641-7918
2025 Marge Ct
Parker , CO
 
Steele Bros Heating Inc
(303) 347-1958
5800 S Nevada St
Littleton , CO
 
Royal Comfort Htg & Air Cond Inc
(720) 394-2363
7170 W Radcliff Ave
Littleton , CO
 
Roberts Heating & Air Inc
(970) 897-2337
200 N Lincoln
Nunn , CO
 
HomeSmart from Xcel Energy
(303) 722-7587
6981 S Quentin St Suite A
Centennial , CO
 
L & L Home Improvements Inc
(720) 851-1691
177 Summit View Ctr
Parker , CO
 
Littleton Heating & Air Cond
(303) 798-3880
5737 S Gallup St
Littleton , CO
 
A B C Furnace Company Inc
(303) 623-8020
1917 W Cornell Ave
Englewood , CO
 
L & L Home Improvements Inc
(720) 851-1691
177 Summit View Ctr
Parker , CO
 

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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