Solar Cooling Systems Kingston PA

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F/J Hess & Sons Plbg Htg & A/C Inc
(570) 839-1300
Route 611
Swiftwater , PA
 
Chermaks Svc Inc
(570) 587-9123
300 Davis St
Clarks Summit , PA
 
C & G Refrigeration
(717) 633-1258
2693 Baltimore Pike
Hanover , PA
 
Triangle Heating & Air Cond
(717) 656-2711
3200 Oregon Pike
Leola , PA
 
Boyles Air Conditioning & Htg
(215) 953-7500
4635 Hazel Ave
Trevose , PA
 
Energy Technologies Inc
(570) 788-3845
591 N Hunter Hwy
Drums , PA
 
George Roth Heating & Plbg Inc
(724) 265-1913
242 Little Deer Creek Valley Rd
Cheswick , PA
 
Aero Energy
(717) 624-4311
230 Lincoln Way East
New Oxford , PA
 
Strine Htg & A/C Inc
(717) 755-4127
1549 Coffee Mill Ln
York , PA
 
Elk A/C Inc
(724) 863-5801
12490 State Rt 30 Ste 4
North Huntingdon , PA
 

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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