Solar Cooling Systems Crown Point IN

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Westphal Sht Mtl & Htg Co
(219) 663-0053
1940 E North St
Crown Point , IN
 
Jays Heating & A/C
(708) 672-7010
529 Auburn Ln
Crete , IL
 
Kent Htg & A/C
(219) 464-9181
906 N Roosevelt Rd
Valparaiso , IN
 
Michael E Plein Plbg & Htg Isa
(815) 472-4829
10956 E Le Claire St
Grant Park , IL
 
Clark Electric Htg & Clg
(812) 636-7547
103 E Main St
Odon , IN
 
Klawinski LLC
(219) 756-3709
3977 W 83rd Pl
Merrillville , IN
 
Hollaway Htg
(219) 932-2171
950 165th St
Hammond , IN
 
Van Drunen Heating Co
(708) 339-6444
1440 E 168th St
South Holland , IL
 
Colliers Commercial Svcs Inc
(260) 622-6622
702 S Jefferson St
Ossian , IN
 
Lechlitner Plbg & Htg
(574) 862-2605
919 E Waterford St
Wakarusa , IN
 

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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