Solar Cooling Systems Richmond IN

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Drake Heating & Air
(937) 839-5699
1417 E Main St
Eaton , OH
Airea Wide Htg & Air Inc
(937) 787-9894
8765 Gratis Jacksonburg Rd
Camden , OH
Peoples Htg & Cooling
(317) 392-2156
1310 Jefferson Ave
Shelbyville , IN
Doler Plumbing & Htg Inc
(219) 926-1129
1575 S Calumet Rd
Chesterton , IN
Service Experts- Indianapolis
(317) 781-2580
5235 Elmwood Ave
Indianapolis , IN
Airtron Dayton
(937) 258-2171
3050 Plainfield Rd
Dayton , OH
Airtron Columbus
(614) 274-2345
1360 McKinley Ave
Columbus , OH
Paul Gustin Building Services
(765) 779-4623
2493 East US Hwy 36
Markleville , IN
Kent Htg & A/C
(219) 464-9181
906 N Roosevelt Rd
Valparaiso , IN
Aire Serv Heating and Air Conditioning
(260) 485-4400
9321 Saint Joe Center Rd
Fort Wayne , IN

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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