Solar Cooling Systems Menomonie WI

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Halverson Brothers Inc
(715) 235-0651
1020 Broadway St N
Menomonie , WI
 
Hurlburt Htg & Plbg Inc
(715) 283-4422
N6705 State Hwy 25
Durand , WI
 
Gilray Htg & Clg Service Inc
(715) 355-1244
1750 Flameflower Road
Wausau , WI
 
Dales Refrigeration & Htg Inc
(715) 284-5931
25 N 2nd St
Black River Falls , WI
 
Regional HVAC Inc
(262) 534-7330
108 N Front St
Burlington , WI
 
Rays Metal Work LLC
(715) 962-3601
319 E River St
Colfax , WI
 
Point Heating & Cooling
(715) 345-1979
1409 Contractors Blvd
Plover , WI
 
Mezera Heating & Air Cond Inc
(608) 326-2911
123 N Ohio St
Prairie Du Chien , WI
 
Dons Plumbing & Heating
(608) 372-4219
1003 E Clifton St
Tomah , WI
 
Hutman Heating & Sheet Metal
(715) 223-3325
226 N 1st St
Abbotsford , WI
 

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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