Solar Cooling Systems Chesterton IN

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Doler Plumbing & Htg Inc
(219) 926-1129
1575 S Calumet Rd
Chesterton , IN
 
Doler Services
(219) 879-8525
3123 E Michigan Blvd
Michigan City , IN
 
Klawinski LLC
(219) 756-3709
3977 W 83rd Pl
Merrillville , IN
 
Great Lakes Htg & A/C
(574) 287-2397
22189 State Rd 23 S
South Bend , IN
 
Yoder & Stutzman Plbg & Htg
(574) 773-7012
300 S Nappanee St
Nappanee , IN
 
Kent Htg & A/C
(219) 464-9181
906 N Roosevelt Rd
Valparaiso , IN
 
Maple City Mechanical Inc
(219) 362-3150
2057 N 150 E
La Porte , IN
 
Paul Gustin Building Services
(765) 779-4623
2493 East US Hwy 36
Markleville , IN
 
A A A Htg Service Inc
(317) 823-6851
10507 Pendleton Pike
Indianapolis , IN
 
Korschots Htg & A/C Inc
(765) 447-1137
810 Farabee Ct S
Lafayette , IN
 

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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