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
 
Howells Htg & A/C Co
(804) 798-1371
11216 Air Park Rd
Ashland , VA
 
Climatemakers Ltd of Va
(757) 468-5800
2805 Crusader Cir
Virginia Beach , VA
 
Marshall Mechanical
(804) 323-0189
3009 W Leigh St
Richmond , 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
 
E & E Plumbing
(540) 337-1856
296 Draft Ave
Stuarts Draft , VA
 
Automatic Climate Control Serv
(804) 276-5127
5420 Distributor Dr
Richmond , VA
 
McKinney Heating & Air Cond
(276) 627-0046
265 River Rd
Fieldale , 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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