Solar Cooling Systems Rocky River OH

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Verne & Ellsworth Hann Inc
(216) 932-9755
2277 Lee Rd
Cleveland Heights , OH
 
Slife Heating & Cooling Inc
(216) 221-0310
13729 Madison Ave
Lakewood , OH
 
Conserv Air Htg & Air Cond
(216) 889-8800
4181 Rocky River Dr
Cleveland , OH
 
Reliable Climate Control Inc
(216) 292-6660
5180 Richmond Rd
Bedford Heights , OH
 
Conway Heating & Air Cond
(440) 333-3500
20500 Lorain Rd
Fairview Park , OH
 
Solitaire Htg & Cooling Inc
(614) 875-5740
1998 Harrisburg Pike
GroveCi, OH
 
Efficient Heating & Clg Inc
(216) 663-6462
16133 Broadway Ave
Maple Heights , OH
 
Dimarco Mechanical Inc
(440) 232-2600
6464 Metro Ct
Bedford Heights , OH
 
Design Air Heating & Cooling LLC
(216) 214-0945
15874 Agnes Blvd
Brook Park , OH
 
Parma Air Heating & Cooling
(440) 877-9027
7351 Royalton Rd
North Royalton , OH
 

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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