Solar Cooling Systems Claymont DE

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ServiceMark
(302) 992-0726
301 Harvey Drive
Wilmington , DE
 
J M Oliver Inc
(610) 544-4884
101 Waverly Ave
Morton , PA
 
Signature HVAC Inc
(610) 738-8310
539 S Bolmar St
West Chester , PA
 
Amstel Mech Contractors Inc
(302) 328-6651
1183 S Dupont Hwy
New Castle , DE
 
OBrien Htg & Air Condtioning
(610) 626-2540
381 Burmont Rd
Drexel Hill , PA
 
Sobieski Services, Inc.
(302) 993-0212
14 Hadco Rd
Wilmington , DE
 
Wesley G Wood LLC
(610) 431-2626
325 Westtown Rd
West Chester , PA
 
Horizon Services PA LLC
(302) 762-1200
320 Century Blvd
Wilmington , DE
 
Horizon Services Inc
(302) 762-1200
320 Century Blvd
Wilmington , DE
 
Campbell Comfort Systems Inc
(856) 845-2100
1049 Kings Hwy
Thorofare , NJ
 

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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