Solar Cooling Systems Hampton VA

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Art Newsome Inc
(757) 873-0345
728 Middle Ground Blvd
Newport News , VA
R S Andrews
(757) 488-9611
620 Lincoln St
Portsmouth , VA
Simmons Heating & Cooling Inc
(757) 424-2911
1714 Lambert Ct
Chesapeake , VA
Comfort Heating & Cooling Inc
(540) 373-8471
26 Town & Country Dr
Fredericksburg , VA
Absolute Comfort HVAC
(276) 688-3189
493 White Pine Dr
Bland , VA
Buds Htg & A/C Inc
(757) 890-2600
417 Old York Hampton Hwy
Yorktown , VA
Future Renovations, Inc.
(757) 236-3006
PO box 2431
Newport News, VA
McGrady-Perdue Htg & Clg Inc
(540) 382-3922
690 N Franklin St
Christiansburg , VA
Zeh Plumbing Htg & Clg
(540) 943-6616
276 Arch Ave
Waynesboro , VA
Albemarle Heating & Air Inc
(434) 293-4556
102 Keystone Pl
Charlottesville , VA

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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