Solar Cooling Systems Olathe KS

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D T Mechanical Services
(913) 768-6150
910 W Santa Fe
Olathe , KS
 
McCormack Heating & Cooling
(913) 888-8322
2015 Spruce Cir
Olathe , KS
 
Harding Heating & Air Cond
(913) 342-6086
19831 W 97th St
Lenexa , KS
 
Hickman Heating & Air Cond
(913) 856-7730
15684 Lake Rd Suite 5
Gardner , KS
 
Mike Bryant Htg & Clg LLC
(913) 441-7807
23760 W 82nd Terrace
Shawnee , KS
 
Comfort Zone Htg & Clg
(913) 362-1103
1009 S Stratford Rd
Olathe , KS
 
Shawnee Heating & Cooling
(913) 492-0824
10666 Widmer
Lenexa , KS
 
Air Care Heating & Cooling
(913) 362-5274
10705 Cottonwood
Lenexa , KS
 
Santa Fe Air Cond & Refrig
(913) 856-5801
1100 E Santa Fe St
Gardner , KS
 
Top Notch Inc
(913) 441-8900
23754 W 82nd Terr
Lenexa , KS
 

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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