Solar Cooling Systems Fort Wayne IN

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Rolf Griffin Htg & Air Cond LLC
(260) 744-7653
1702 Fairfield Ave
Fort Wayne , IN
Hartman Bros Htg/Ac
(260) 493-4402
535 Green St
New Haven , IN
Homes Plbg Supply Inc
(812) 882-1865
1690 Hart St
Vincennes , IN
Cook Htg & A/C
(574) 293-0063
22285 Elkhart E Bl
Elkhart , IN
Action Air Inc
(317) 585-8981
13284 Britton Park Rd
Fishers , IN
Aire Serv Heating and Air Conditioning
(260) 485-4400
9321 Saint Joe Center Rd
Fort Wayne , IN
Colliers Commercial Svcs Inc
(260) 622-6622
702 S Jefferson St
Ossian , IN
Airtron Indianapolis
(317) 783-3101
5150 Elmwood Ave
Indianapolis , IN
Aire Serv Heating and Air Conditioning
(260) 485-4400
9321 Saint Joe Center Rd
Fort Wayne , IN
Buck Heating & Cooling
(317) 736-4810
135 Morton St
Franklin , 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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