Ergenics Corp., a company specializing in hydrogen-absorbing materials, and Solar Water Works LLC have formed a new company – Ergenics Solar Thermal Heating & Cooling Inc. – to develop, manufacture and market hydrogen-based solar thermal-driven air conditioning and refrigeration systems.
Ergenics says its patented technology efficiently and cleanly converts thermal energy from solar-heated water into the low temperatures required for air conditioning and refrigeration. The technology uses hydrogen as a working fluid that shuttles between heat exchangers that contain proprietary reversible metal hydride alloys. The gas-metal reactions create cooling without consuming the hydrogen.
‘Our in-house tests show that our solar thermal-driven air conditioner operates efficiently with hot-water temperatures less than 70 degrees C – lower than any other solar cooling technology on the market,’ says David DaCosta, president of Ergenics Solar.
SOURCE: Ergenics Solar