Solar Cooling

Use the Sun to Keep Your Building Cool

Solar Air-Conditioning & District Cooling

Few people realize that besides heating water and other fluids, solar thermal technology can reduce air-conditioning and industrial cooling costs. Solar cooling systems use concentrating solar collectors and absorption chillers to drive the cooling process. These systems are ideal for cooling hotels, office buildings, schools, hospitals, and other large commercial buildings.

Solar cooling systems save money for building owners because electricity rates are often tiered, meaning that the more electricity a building uses during peak hours, the higher the rate charged for that electricity. Peak hours often occur on hot sunny days when the air conditioning load is highest. Installing a solar cooling system can result in big savings since the system reduces electricity use during peak hours. What’s more, the same concentrating solar collectors used for cooling can also heat water for the facility.

Easy Energy Savings Up To 50%

Integrate Into Existing Systems

Use Same System To Heat Your Water

How Solar Cooling Works

Collect Solar Energy

Concentrating solar collectors use mirrors to focus the sun’s energy on a tube containing fluid to very high temperatures.

Drives Absorption Chillers

Absorption chillers operate by using this solar-heated fluid, rather than fossil fuels or electricity, to drive the refrigeration process

Cooling For Your Building

From here, your existing cooling systems take over to cool your building, but at a greatly reduced cost to your bottom line and greenhouse emissions.

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