SMTI and its commercialization partners successfully commissioned an 80,000 BTU/hr gas heat pump furnace prototype on two single family residential homes in Wisconsin. These 3rd generation units will provide all of the heat required by these homes (including hot water in one home) without need for backup, even in that region’s decidedly cold winters. SMTI’s […]
SMTI completed its first prototype thermally-driven heat pump (TDHP) with a 20,000 BTU/hr (6 kW) capacity. Filling out SMTI’s suite of existing prototypes (ranging from 10-140 kBTU/hr), the 6 kW model is well-sized to provide both space and water heating for low-load and net-zero energy homes, as well as individual units in multi-family buildings. This […]
Six 5th generation prototype gas heat pump water heaters were recently commissioned. Five were installed in homes in Southern California while the sixth was sent to a test lab for further evaluation. The units were installed in June of 2018 and will continue operation for 1 year. Prior to installation, one of the prototypes was […]
SMTI’s first commercial water heating field test was commissioned in North East Tennessee in April, 2018. A 140,000 btu/hr gas absorption heat pump prototype was installed at a commercial laundry facility where it will provide base load water heating over the next year. For ease of installation, the GAHP and a pair of 100 gallon […]
SMTI’s advanced gas heating technology featured in October edition of AGA’s American Gas Magazine.
SMTI hosted representatives from the US Army and Navy to demonstrate our 2RT absorption chiller prototype. The trailer-mounted chiller/engine-generator package, produced 2RT of cooling using the waste heat (exhaust) of the engine. The absorption chiller replaced the electric air conditioner that is normally installed on the trailer, which requires more than half of the electrical […]