Solar Cooling Systems Greenwood IN

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Airtron Indianapolis
(317) 783-3101
5150 Elmwood Ave
Indianapolis , IN
 
Buck Heating & Cooling
(317) 736-4810
135 Morton St
Franklin , IN
 
A R S Inc
(317) 630-2100
25 Woodrow Ave
Indianapolis , IN
 
Dison Htg & A/C Co Inc
(317) 634-4550
3001 W Michigan St
Indianapolis , IN
 
T A Kaiser Htg & Air Inc
(317) 297-1622
4040 Industrial Blvd
Indianapolis , IN
 
Summers of Franklin
(317) 736-0900
190 Commerce Dr Ste 7
Franklin , IN
 
Service Experts- Indianapolis
(317) 781-2580
5235 Elmwood Ave
Indianapolis , IN
 
Bolls Heating & Cooling
(317) 638-1541
3648 W 16th St
Indianapolis , IN
 
LCS Heating & Cooling LLC
(317) 430-1720
973 N Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis , IN
 
Broad Ripple Htg & Air Cond
(317) 466-7677
6542 E Westfield Blvd
Indianapolis , 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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