Solar Cooling Systems Council Bluffs IA

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R J Nelson Co Inc
(712) 322-7574
2437 Avenue M
Council Bluffs , IA
 
Town & Country Htg & A/C
(402) 731-6136
5115 S 25th St
Omaha , NE
 
Apollo Heating & A/C
(402) 291-5808
114 W Mission Ave
Bellevue , NE
 
Controlled Comfort LOC
(402) 333-2775
11701 Centennial Rd Suite 1
La Vista , NE
 
Interstate Heating & A/C Inc
(402) 334-2252
14724 Grover St
Omaha , NE
 
Moores Services Inc
(712) 323-5270
2532 S 13th St
Council Bluffs , IA
 
A-1 United Heating & Air Cond
(402) 593-7500
4972 F St
Omaha , NE
 
Thermal Services Incorporated
(402) 397-8100
8516 Maple St
Omaha , NE
 
Aksarben Htg & Air Cond Inc
(402) 331-1233
7070 S 108th St
La Vista , NE
 
The Frazier Company
(402) 896-5900
14830 B Cir
Omaha , NE
 

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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