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Solar Powered Air Conditioning Just Makes Sense

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Absorptive ChillingWikipedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Absorptive refrigeration utilizes a source of heat to provide the energy needed to drive the cooling process.

Air Conditioning

Wikipedia article describing Air Conditioning principle. In the refrigeration cycle, a heat pump transfers heat from a lower temperature heat source into a higher temperature heat sink.

Efficiency Discussion UC Berkely

A heat engine, such as a steam engine, takes advantage of the everyday fact that "heat wants to flow from hot to cold." The engine "siphons off" some of this flowing heat energy in the form of useful work. In common-sense language, efficiency is...

How ACs work How Stuff Works

When the temperature outside begins to climb, many people seek the cool comfort of indoor air conditioning...

Liquid Desiccant Air Conditioner National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Desiccant and absorption components can be powered by waste heat from a local onsite producer of electricity such as a fuel cell, micro-turbine, internal combustion engine, or Solar...