Solar Cooling Systems North Charleston SC

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Smiths Htg & A/C Co Inc
(843) 552-3772
4759 Franchise St
North Charleston , SC
 
American Residential Svcs Inc - N
(843) 566-7200
2548 Oscar Johnson Dr
North Charleston , SC
 
Pardee Htg & A/C Co
(843) 852-3414
1952 Belgrade Ave
Charleston , SC
 
EcoBilt Energy Systems
(843) 737-5763
125 Spring Street
Charleston, SC
Services
Solar PV, solar Thermal

E F Martin Mech Contractors Inc
(803) 799-1717
4233 W Beltline Blvd
Columbia , SC
 
American Residential Services
(803) 754-8678
2548 Oscar Johnson Dr
North Charleston , SC
 
Myatt-Bates Htg & Air Corp
(843) 769-4771
1906 Belgrade Ave
Charleston , SC
 
Olde Towne Heating & Air
(843) 849-3643
443 Long Point Rd Ste B
Mount Pleasant , SC
 
Coastal Heating and Cooling
(843) 237-0325
207 Commerce Dr Unit 105
Pawleys Island , SC
 
Carolina Air Heating & Cooling LLC
(864) 229-4989
1121 Reynolds Ave
Greenwood , SC
 

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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