Solar Cooling Systems Haughton LA

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Brooks Htg & A/C
(318) 742-9510
106 Grigsby
Bossier City , LA
Crosby & Co
(318) 746-3993
1010 Contractors Cr Ste C
Bossier City , LA
Air Systems Inc
(318) 636-0823
5543 Greenwood Rd
Shreveport , LA
Gene Ivy Air Cond & Htg
(504) 400-4085
128 Prime Rose Dr
Belle Chasse , LA
Defelice Elect Htg & Clg Inc
(985) 693-3700
13338 W Main
Larose , LA
Central Aire Htg & A/C Inc
(318) 747-4965
1302 Driftwood Dr
Bossier City , LA
Service Experts of Northwest LA LLC
(318) 424-2651
2531 Samford Ave
Shreveport , LA
Premier Plbg Htg Clg
(318) 222-1980
1725 N Hearne Ave Bldg F
Shreveport , LA
Service Experts of Northwest LA LLC
(318) 424-2651
2531 Samford Ave
Shreveport , LA
B & D Htg & Air of Baton Rouge
(225) 273-4400
979 Oneal Lane
BatoRouge, LA

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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