Solar Cooling Systems Mount Juliet TN

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A/C Service - Donelson
(615) 367-0003
1134 Murfreesboro Rd
Nashville , TN
 
M J Frick Co
(615) 376-8166
3651 Trousdale Dr
Nashville , TN
 
Home Free Solar
(615) 712-4231
560 Franklin Rd
Lebanon, TN
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Conway Service Heating & Cooling
(901) 384-3511
6426 Summer Gale Dr
Memphis , TN
 
Tradewinds Htg & Air Cond
(423) 496-4221
172 Hideway Cove Trail
Turtletown , TN
 
Tennessee Mechanical Corp
(615) 459-4300
101 General Forrest Ct
Smyrna , TN
 
Home Free Solar
(615) 453-2741
560 Franklin Rd
Lebanon, TN
 
B & R Heating & Air Cond Inc
(931) 473-7668
1114 Bridge St
McMinnville , TN
 
D W K Enterprises Inc
(423) 344-3737
6200 F Hwy 58
Harrison , TN
 
Advanced Heat Pump Systems Inc
(423) 926-2665
2909 Rocky Top Rd
Johnson City , TN
 

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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