In October, 2019 SMTI shipped another Thermally Driven Heat Pump (TDHP) off for a winter field test as part of the latest demo-series. This prototype along with two others will provide all of the space and water heating for three homes in the Chicago area. This 80,000 btu/hr (23 kW) natural gas driven air-to-water heat […]
SMTI is developing a TDHP (Thermally-Driven Heat Pump) product version suitable for multi-family building usage. SMTI, partnering with a major OEM serving this sector, commissioned a 140,000 BTU output capacity TDHP in September, 2019 to serve both the space-heating and hot water loads of all the units in the building near Chicago. SMTI’s approach to […]
A new quantitatively-driven analysis shows that gas absorption heat pumps immediately provide a lower carbon footprint, and ultimately facilitate the way towards faster decarbonization of building heat – faster than electric heat pumps at scale. TDHPs – The Fastest Way to Decarbonize Building Heat
SMTI appears in Accelerate America Magazine – in its April 2019 issue focusing on heat pumps (pg 51). https://issuu.com/shecco/docs/aa1905/44
In March 2019, two of SMTI’s 80,000 BTU/hr Gas Absorption Heat Pump prototypes were commissioned at restaurants in Southern California as demonstration projects. They will provide both DHW heating and supplemental cooling to the full-service restaurants, cutting hot-water heating bills by up to 50%, plus the additional free-cooling benefit. Project economics of 1-3 year paybacks […]
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 […]
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 […]