Solar Cooling Systems Waxhaw NC

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Dortons Heating & Air Inc
(704) 226-0900
1303 North Rocky River Road
Monroe , NC
Ports Heating & Air LLC
(803) 286-1955
613 S Market St
Lancaster , SC
Air Today LLC
(704) 553-9366
8100 England St
Charlotte , NC
Service Experts of Charlotte
(704) 372-1101
8349 Arrowridge Blvd Suite S
Charlotte , NC
(803) 802-8884
3532 Sandy Porter Rd
Charlotte , NC
MTB Mechanical Inc
(704) 321-9250
1201 Industrial Dr
Matthews , NC
Comfort Systems Inc
(803) 324-7572
1010 E White St
Rock Hill , SC
Comfort Design Inc
(704) 588-5129
436 Crompton St
Charlotte , NC
Bobs Heating & Air Conditioning Co
(704) 553-9366
8100 England St
Charlotte , NC
Acosta Inc
(704) 527-1889
3915 Stuart Andrew Bl
Charlotte , NC

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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