Solar Cooling Systems Fairmont WV

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DC Kennedy Plbg Htg & A/C
(304) 363-6005
104 Hunsaker St
Fairmont , WV
 
Fairview Furnace & Sht Mtl
(304) 449-1692
32 Stanola Lane
Fairview , WV
 
Rexroad Heating & Cooling LLC
(304) 296-4363
444 Brockway Ave
Morgantown , WV
 
Climatrol
(304) 623-0606
768 Philippi Pike
Clarksburg , WV
 
Lewis & Burge Inc
(304) 789-2611
107 S 1st St
Terra Alta , WV
 
Shinnston Plumbing Co
(304) 592-2010
204 Pike St
Shinnston , WV
 
Air Service of West Virginia
(304) 599-4649
3715 Collins Ferry Road
Morgantown , WV
 
Mountain Air LLC
(304) 291-2435
145 Bryan Dr
Morgantown , WV
 
Air Service of West Virginia
(304) 599-4649
3715 Collins Ferry Road
Morgantown , WV
 
Fairview Furnace & Sht Mtl
(304) 449-1692
32 Stanola Lane
Fairview , WV
 

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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