Solar Cooling Systems Minnetonka MN

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Tiger Heating & Air
(952) 942-5748
6724 Kingston Dr
Eden Prairie , MN
 
Air Quality Services Inc
(952) 401-3838
6221 Cambridge St
Saint Louis Park , MN
 
Total Comfort
(763) 383-8383
4000 Winnetka Ave N #100
New Hope , MN
 
Minnesota Plbg & Htg Inc
(952) 445-4444
1420 W 3rd Ave
Shakopee , MN
 
Sayler Heating & Air Cond Inc
(612) 702-6622
3354 Humboldt Ave S
Minneapolis , MN
 
Sabre Heating & Air Cond Inc
(763) 473-2267
3062 Ranchview Ln N
Plymouth , MN
 
Select Mechanical Services Inc
(952) 926-4488
6219 Cambridge St
Saint Louis Park , MN
 
Elander Mechanical Inc
(952) 445-4692
591 Citation Dr
Shakopee , MN
 
Rons Mechanical Inc
(952) 445-8585
12010 Old Brick Yard Rd
Shakopee , MN
 
Southside Heating & A/C Inc
(952) 884-2453
10800 Normandale Bl
Bloomington , MN
 

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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