Solar Cooling Systems Muscatine IA

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Ervins Incorporated
(563) 732-2807
201 Liberty
Wilton , IA
 
Knox Heating & Cooling
(309) 582-7985
132 W Main St
Aledo , IL
 
Wyckoff Industries
(515) 287-6000
95 Highway 5
Carlisle , IA
 
Graber Heating & Air Cond Inc
(319) 683-2448
1302 Angle Rd SW
Kalona , IA
 
Mills-Inc
(641) 228-2545
312 N Main St Suite 2
Charles City , IA
 
Crawford Heating & Cooling
(309) 788-4573
1306 Mill St
Rock Island , IL
 
Central Plumbing & Heating
(563) 245-1032
207 S Main
Elkader , IA
 
Bill Young Plbg & Htg Inc
(641) 592-5611
107 W Main St
Lake Mills , IA
 
Kalins Indoor Comfort
(712) 252-2000
1715 E 4th St
Sioux City , IA
 
Mike Zotz Plumbing & Heating
(641) 347-5526
805 E Filmore
Afton , IA
 

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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