Solar Cooling Systems Cloquet MN

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Randall Bros Htg & A/C Inc
(218) 879-4886
902 Olympic Dr
Cloquet , MN
 
Central Sheet Metal Works
(715) 394-6593
1225 Ogdon Ave
Superior , WI
 
Trisko Htg & Plbg Company Inc
(320) 352-2168
320 Pine St S
Sauk Centre , MN
 
Apollo Heating
(651) 770-0603
6510 Hwy 36 Blvd N
Oakdale , MN
 
Becker Heating
(651) 402-0944
630 Hillside Dr
Eagan , MN
 
Carlson Duluth Co
(218) 727-0063
2901 Helm St
Duluth , MN
 
Arrowhead Energy and Comfort Solutions
(218) 590-9000
379 Erkkila Rd
Esko, MN
Services
Energy auditing and blower door testing

Hoffman Electric
(320) 695-2461
206 1st Ave S
Browns Valley , MN
 
Daves Heating Air Cond & Electric
(763) 781-6901
1601 37th Ave NE
Columbia Heights , MN
 
Greenman Heating & Refg Inc
(507) 437-6500
1001 4th St SE
Austin , MN
 

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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