Solar Cooling Systems Cordova TN

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Service Experts of Memphis LLC
(901) 373-7908
7470 Bartlett Corp Cove W Ste 101
Bartlett , TN
 
Conway Service Heating & Cooling
(901) 384-3511
6426 Summer Gale Dr
Memphis , TN
 
Engineered Comfort Inc
(901) 382-6005
5401 Crestview Dr
Memphis , TN
 
General Htg & Clg Inc
(901) 372-1842
2800 Shelby St
Bartlett , TN
 
Osborne & Osborne LLC
(901) 547-2500
3457 Holman Pl
Memphis , TN
 
Global Central Air Services
(901) 794-3144
5093 Getwell Rd
Memphis , TN
 
General Heating & Cooling
(901) 372-1842
2800 Shelby St
Bartlett , TN
 
OPACHS
(901) 785-2994
4308 Barren Brook Dr
Memphis , TN
 
Comfort Solutions Heating & Air
(901) 461-9940
195 Meadow Ridge Dr
Arlington , TN
 
Landmark Htg & A/C Inc
(901) 365-4260
3212 Jean Dr
Memphis , TN
 

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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