Solar Cooling Systems Gurnee IL

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Modern Heating Co
(847) 782-9690
11982 W Wadsworth Rd
Beach Park , IL
Cahill Heating & A/C Service
(847) 367-4492
28983 North Herky Drive
Lake Bluff , IL
Oelerich Htg A/C & Vent
(847) 566-7900
309 N Lake St
Mundelein , IL
All Temp Htg & A/C Inc
(847) 526-9082
124 E Liberty St
Wauconda , IL
Heating & Cooling Solutions
(262) 994-0864
1704 50th St Unit C
kenosha , WI
V J Killian Co
(847) 680-1011
1891 Industrial Dr
Libertyville , IL
V J Killian Company
(847) 234-0335
1355 Western Ave
Lake Forest , IL
(847) 845-7648
904 Main St
Antioch , IL
Convenient Heating & Cooling
(847) 541-6490
1612 Barclay Blvd
Buffalo Grove , IL
Comfort Masters
(847) 419-1996
551 Glenn Ave
Wheeling , IL

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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