Recovery Act - Sub-Zero Refrigeration From Low Temperature Solar Thermal

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
02-10ER85645
Award Id:
99631
Agency Tracking Number:
92625
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
01 a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
373 Margaret King Ave., Ringwood, NJ, 07456
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
827482386
Principal Investigator:
David DaCosta
Dr.
(973) 728-8815
dacosta@ergenics.com
Business Contact:
David DaCosta
Dr.
(973) 728-8815
dacosta@ergenics.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Refrigeration and air conditioning in buildings accounts for an enormous amount of U.S. primary energy consumption (>8.5 quads). Most existing air conditioners, heat pumps, and refrigerators achieve cooling through mechanical vapor compression cycles which: i) contribute to electric utility peak loads, generally met using inefficient and polluting fossil-fuelled combustion turbines, ii) reduce grid reliability, iii) use refrigerants that are strong greenhouse gases and iv) cannot be made more efficient cost effectively. A number of alternative technologies that have the promise of alleviating these problems are in various stages of development, but none can cost effectively compete with the status quo. Ergenics proposes to develop and commercialize a two-stage refrigeration system that uses low grade heat (<150

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