Solar Cooling Systems Saint Louis MO

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Unique Heating & Cooling Inc
(314) 647-0604
2015 S Big Bend Blvd
Saint Louis , MO
ARS/Rescue Rooter
(314) 812-6000
10403 Baur Blvd Suite E
Olivette , MO
B & B Heating & Cooling
(314) 838-9800
1255 Dunn Rd
Florissant , MO
Crestside Heating & Air Cond
(314) 351-8300
8130 Valcour Ave
Saint Louis , MO
Gevers Heating & Air Cond Inc
(314) 524-6950
5834 N Hanley Rd
Berkeley , MO
Courtney Heating & Cooling
(314) 481-9500
5208 Gravois Ave
Saint Louis , MO
Classic Aire Care
(314) 991-1137
10466 Baur Blvd
Saint Louis , MO
Reliable Heating & Cooling
(314) 423-3535
8463 Delport Dr
Saint Louis , MO
(314) 638-8181
9701 Gravois Rd
Saint Louis , MO
National Htg & Air Cond Co
(314) 429-5232
7500 W Florissant Ave
Saint Louis , MO

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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