Solar Cooling Systems Oskaloosa IA

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Garry Bair Heating & Mech Inc
(641) 673-0438
418 North L St
Oskaloosa , IA
 
Roe Heating & Refrigeration
(641) 673-6462
1001 S Market St
Oskaloosa , IA
 
Nolan Air Cond & Htg
(641) 932-2240
6448 189th St
Albia , IA
 
Pella Heating & Cooling
(641) 628-1246
1415 W 2nd St
Pella , IA
 
Freds Plumbing & Heating
(712) 752-8525
106 Main St
Hospers , IA
 
Pioneer Enterprises
(641) 673-5750
2108 275th St
Oskaloosa , IA
 
Versteegh Electric & Refrig
(641) 933-4473
2834 Hwy 23
Cedar , IA
 
Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating
(641) 628-3621
914 West 8th St
Pella , IA
 
Scharnweber Water Cond Inc
(641) 484-3923
701 S County Rd
Toledo , IA
 
Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating
(641) 628-3621
914 West 8th St
Pella , 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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