Solar Cooling Systems West Monroe LA
Gilleys Heating & Cooling LLC
2100 Cypress St
West Monroe , LA
Pruitts A/C & Heating Inc
5213 Horseshoe Lake Rd
Monroe , LA
Taylor Mechanical LLC
230 Indian Village Rd
Slidell , LA
Kivetts Electrical Heating & Co
2000 Crothers Dr
Richmond , LA
Dependable Air LLC
13156 Old Genesse Rd
Tickfaw , LA
Service Experts of Northeast LA Inc
108 Summer Lane
West Monroe , LA
Foulks Refrigeration A/C & Htg Inc
103 Foulks Ln
Amite , LA
Crescent Refrig Inc
1999 Hickory Ave Suite 203
Harahan , LA
Service Experts of Northwest LA LLC
2531 Samford Ave
Shreveport , LA
Natals Air Conditioning
2630 Banks St
New Orleans , LA
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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