Solar Cooling Systems Kalispell MT

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AirWorks Inc
(406) 257-1341
294 2nd Ave NW
Kalispell , MT
 
Denning Sheet Metal
(406) 892-0111
3580 Hwy 40 West
Columbia Falls , MT
 
Affordable Heating & Air LLC
(406) 761-7283
1306 15th St S
Great Falls , MT
 
Falls Sheet Metal
(406) 452-3826
400 Central Ave W
Great Falls , MT
 
American Sheet Metal Inc
(406) 442-6150
1526 Hauser Blvd
Helena , MT
 
Bills Superheat
(406) 755-2220
817 W Center St
Kalispell , MT
 
Cindan Heating & Cooling Inc
(406) 628-6518
1415 Ridge Dr
Laurel , MT
 
Garden City Plumbing & Heating
(406) 728-5550
4025 Flynn Ln
Missoula , MT
 
R & D Heating & Cooling Inc
(406) 538-5974
306 5th Ave S
Lewistown , MT
 
Tri County Sheet Metal Inc
(406) 222-6636
118 E Geyser
Livingston , MT
 

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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