Solar Cooling Systems Edgewood MD

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Eastern Technical Inc
(410) 882-8272
915-E Middle River Rd
baltimore , MD
 
Albrights Mechanical Services
(410) 391-4737
11 S Marlyn Ave
Baltimore , MD
 
Level Htg & A/C Inc
(410) 939-0110
601 N Juniata St
Havre De Grace , MD
 
Sun Power Energy Control Inc.
(410) 258-3931
110 E 25th street
baltimore, PA
 
Quality Air & Heating Inc
(301) 694-2881
6594 Whetstone Dr
Frederick , MD
 
Contemporary Air Systems
(410) 391-3070
912 Thompson Blvd
Baltimore , MD
 
Rittenhouse Fuel Co
(410) 665-1660
1759 E Joppa Rd
Baltimore , MD
 
A J Michaels Co
(410) 435-5400
4512 York Rd
Baltimore , MD
 
Constellation NewEnergy
(866) 237-POWER (7693)
100 Constellation Way
Baltimore, MD

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A Quality Heating & Air Conditioning
(410) 751-9700
1824 Ridge Rd
Westminster , MD
 
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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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