Solar Cooling Systems Montgomery AL

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Tillery Htg & A/C
(334) 264-2388
2360 S Forbes Dr
Montgomery , AL
Capital Refrig Co Inc
(334) 263-0201
619 E Jefferson St
Montgomery , AL
Baldwin Heating & Air Cond Inc
(251) 626-1159
10554 County Rd 64
Daphne , AL
Dallas A/C & Htg Inc
(334) 874-8145
3900 Highway 80 W
Selma , AL
Personal Comfort Htg & Air
(251) 866-0901
12905 Malone Rd
Chunchula , AL
C & W Heating & Cooling Inc
(334) 281-6980
5644 Bell Rd
Montgomery , AL
Evans Services Inc
(205) 982-7775
2406 Valleydale Rd
Birmingham , AL
Gaddy Electric & Plumbing Co
(334) 295-8232
145 Industrial Park Dr N
Demopolis , AL
KDM Service Corporation
(205) 758-2703
421 Skyland Blvd
Tuscaloosa , AL
Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning
(205) 942-9199
2524 Commerce Square W
Irondale , AL

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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