Solar Cooling Systems Colorado Springs CO

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Home Heating Svc Inc
(719) 591-9777
1565 Tuskegee Pl
Colorado Springs , CO
 
J D Vigil Heating & A/C Inc
(719) 573-9794
4341 E Platte Ave
Colorado Springs , CO
 
HVAC Solutions Inc
(719) 548-8880
655 Elkton Dr
Colorado Springs , CO
 
Parkey Refrigeration Co Inc
(719) 594-0991
4697 Cobalt Dr
Colorado Springs , CO
 
Climate Design Inc
(719) 282-9729
8748 Estebury Cir
Colorado Springs , CO
 
Heating & Plumbing Engr Inc
(719) 633-5571
407 W Fillmore Pl
Colorado Springs , CO
 
Friend Climate Control
(719) 550-1697
1314 Valley St
Colorado Springs , CO
 
Cooper Heating & Cooling Inc Co Spr
(719) 633-8286
4141 Sinton Road
Colorado Springs , CO
 
Climate Systems Inc
(719) 531-5688
4915 Northpark Dr
Colorado Springs , CO
 
Core Energy Inc.
(719) 481-0101
PO Box 2612
Monument, 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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