Solar Cooling Systems Huntsville AL

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Indoor Comfort Systems Inc
(256) 885-0430
1201 Church St
Huntsville , AL
 
Alabama Climate Control Inc
(256) 536-8305
120 Wholesale Ave
Huntsville , AL
 
Personal Comfort Htg & Air
(251) 866-0901
12905 Malone Rd
Chunchula , AL
 
Weiss Service & Sales
(251) 633-6317
12990 Smith Young Rd
Mobile , AL
 
Woodall Heating & Cooling
(334) 347-1243
713 Glover Ave
Enterprise , AL
 
All Weather Htg & Air Cond Inc
(256) 852-8825
104 Dominion Cir
Huntsville , AL
 
Alabama Solar Association
(256) 658-5189
P.O. Box 143
Huntsville, AL
 
Tillery Htg & A/C
(334) 264-2388
2360 S Forbes Dr
Montgomery , AL
 
Farnell Htg & A/C Inc
(251) 471-2674
516 Holcombe Ave
Mobile , AL
 
C & W Heating & Cooling Inc
(334) 281-6980
5644 Bell Rd
Montgomery , 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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