Using Solar Heat to Cool Office Buildings

Using Solar Heat to Cool Office Buildings

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solar-roof-heliodynamics.jpg Everyone knows solar power can heat homes and generate electricity.

But on a rooftop in Downey, Southern California Gas Co. engineers are using solar mirrors to cool down their offices.

Engineers are testing two technologies from HelioDynamics that use mirrors to concentrate sunlight onto pipes with water running through them. The heated water powers a thermal process in a chiller that cools the cold water used in air conditioning units.

(Continue reading in the LA Times) 

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