Solar Cooling Systems Irmo SC

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Midland Air
(803) 798-0270
405 Western Lane
Irmo , SC
 
Tri City Fuel & Htg Co Inc
(803) 796-9172
640 N 12th
West Columbia , SC
 
Comfort Services of The Midlands
(803) 772-4490
348 Orchard Dr
West Columbia , SC
 
South Carolina Solar Council
(864) 901-2115
PO Box 402
Columbia, SC
 
ASAP Mechanical LLC
(803) 260-4328
1710 Dutch Fork Rd
Irmo , SC
 
ASAP Mechanical LLC
(803) 260-4328
1710 Dutch Fork Rd
Irmo , SC
 
E F Martin Mech Contractors Inc
(803) 799-1717
4233 W Beltline Blvd
Columbia , SC
 
Northpoint Heating & Air Inc
(803) 788-8081
1125-1 Sparkleberry Ln Ext
Columbia , SC
 
Palmetto System Co
(864) 229-6512
510 Panola Ave
Greenwood , SC
 
Blackwell Sheet Metal Inc
(864) 427-6461
210 Keenan Ave
Union , SC
 

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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