Solar Cooling Systems Cranston RI

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Regan Engineering & Svc Corp
(401) 461-8100
235 Georgia Ave
Providence , RI
 
Continental Eng & Serv Co Inc
(401) 233-2665
101 Railroad Ave
Johnston , RI
 
Gem Plumbing & Heating Co Inc
(401) 831-7000
1 Wellington Rd
Lincoln , RI
 
Island Solar
(401) 359-1087
Walcott ave
Jamestown, RI
Services
Installation and Service of Solar Systems

Standish Htg & Air Cond Inc
(401) 397-3371
120 Hill Farm Camp Rd
Coventry , RI
 
Mutual Engineering Service Co
(401) 351-3900
25 Stafford St
Warwick , RI
 
Standish Htg & Air Cond Inc
(401) 397-3371
120 Hill Farm Camp Rd
Coventry , RI
 
Marcs Sheet Metal
(508) 675-3180
37 9th Street
Fall River , MA
 
Continental Eng & Serv Co Inc
(401) 233-2665
101 Railroad Ave
Johnston , RI
 
Regan Engineering & Svc Corp
(401) 461-8100
235 Georgia Ave
Providence , RI
 

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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