Solar Cooling Systems Huntsville AL

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Indoor Comfort Systems Inc
(256) 885-0430
1201 Church St
Huntsville , AL
 
All Weather Htg & Air Cond Inc
(256) 852-8825
104 Dominion Cir
Huntsville , AL
 
KDM Service Corporation
(205) 758-2703
421 Skyland Blvd
Tuscaloosa , AL
 
Farnell Htg & A/C Inc
(334) 524-2458
2105 Airport Rd
Opelika , AL
 
Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning
(251) 633-3356
7291 Cottage Hill Rd
Mobile , AL
 
Alabama Climate Control Inc
(256) 536-8305
120 Wholesale Ave
Huntsville , AL
 
Alabama Solar Association
(256) 658-5189
P.O. Box 143
Huntsville, AL
 
C & W Heating & Cooling Inc
(334) 281-6980
5644 Bell Rd
Montgomery , AL
 
Tillery Htg & A/C
(334) 264-2388
2360 S Forbes Dr
Montgomery , AL
 
Fobbus Sheet Metal Co Inc
(256) 546-5608
503 Tidmore Rd
Gadsden , AL
 

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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