Solar Cooling Systems Newberg OR

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Supreme Comfort Htg & A/C Inc
(503) 682-1985
9425 SW Commerce Cir Suite 16
Wilsonville , OR
 
Bull Mountain Heating
(503) 612-6677
6520 Rosewood St
Lake Oswego , OR
 
Roth Heating
(503) 266-1249
6990 S Anderson
Canby , OR
 
Sunset Heating & Cooling Inc
(503) 234-0611
0607 SW Idaho St
Portland , OR
 
Northwest Solar Solutions
(503) 639-8192
PO Box 230939
Tigard, OR
 
Wolfers
(503) 981-4511
290 Young St
Woodburn , OR
 
Garoken Energy Inc
(503) 848-3838
3565 SW 182nd Ave
Beaverton , OR
 
72 Degrees
(503) 655-0556
18603 Willamette Drive
West Linn , OR
 
RS Energy
(503) 570-9425
20915 SW 105th Avenue
Tualatin, OR
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Roth Heating
(503) 266-1249
6990 S Anderson
Canby , OR
 

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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