Solar Cooling Systems King NC

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King Mechanical Services
(336) 983-6533
118 S Main St
King , NC
Calsto Htg & Clg Inc
(336) 765-6430
5649 Country Club Rd
Winston Salem , NC
Sylvester & Cockrum Inc
(336) 766-3430
6000 Gun Club Rd
Winston Salem , NC
Webb Heating & A/C Co Inc
(336) 998-2121
170 Webb Way
Advance , NC
Premier Indoor Comfort Systems
(828) 488-1945
440 Husky Road
Bryson City , NC
Logan Htg & A/C Inc
(336) 924-4161
5142 N Causeway Dr
Winston Salem , NC
Pilot Air & Appliance Service
(336) 368-4081
292 West Highway 52 Bypass
Pilot Mountain , NC
Piedmont Sht Mtl Co Inc
(336) 724-7439
801 N Broad St
Winston Salem , NC
Webb Heating & A/C Co Inc
(336) 998-2121
170 Webb Way
Advance , NC
Southern Srv of Lexington Inc
(336) 243-1500
1203 Winston Rd
Lexington , NC

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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