Solar Cooling Systems Downingtown PA

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Horizon Services Inc
(610) 565-1942
120 South Ship Road
Exton , PA
Craig D Reynolds Plbg & Htg In
(610) 380-8984
152 Doe Run Rd
Coatesville , PA
Signature HVAC Inc
(610) 738-8310
539 S Bolmar St
West Chester , PA
Schagrin Gas Co
426 East Baltimore Pike
West Grove , PA
Quality Degree Incorporation
(610) 948-9505
135 N 4th Ave
Royersford , PA
Horizon Services PA LLC
(302) 762-1200
120 S Ship Road
Exton , PA
Wesley G Wood LLC
(610) 431-2626
325 Westtown Rd
West Chester , PA
Scott A Martin Services Inc
(610) 933-4484
120 Grace St
Mont Clare , PA
Indoor Quality Systems
(610) 469-0772
1812 Pottstown Pike
Pottstown , PA
Sila Heating and Air Conditioning
(610) 491-9400
290 Hansen Access Rd Unit 4
King of Prussia , PA

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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