Solar Cooling Systems Eugene OR

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Home Comfort Htg & A/C Inc
(541) 345-2838
706 Oscar
Eugene , OR
 
Innovative Air Inc
(541) 746-1040
5120 Franklin Blvd Suite 7
Eugene , OR
 
Metal Masters Inc
(541) 883-3237
4168 Washburn Way
Klamath Falls , OR
 
Roth Heating
(503) 266-1249
6990 S Anderson
Canby , OR
 
Mountain View Heating Inc
(541) 389-6714
110 SE 9th St
Bend , OR
 
Beymer Heating & Sheet Metal
(541) 688-5004
300 River Rd
Eugene , OR
 
Super Green Homes
(541) 302-1949
394 Kalmia St
Junction City, OR
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Innovative Air Inc
(541) 746-1040
5120 Franklin Blvd Suite 7
Eugene , OR
 
Blue Mountain Air Heating & Cooling
(541) 963-3023
1507 N Willow St
La Grande , OR
 
Sunset Heating & Cooling Inc
(503) 234-0611
0607 SW Idaho St
Portland , OR
 

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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