Posts by jamesschenck

The industry is beginning to see…

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

I have been recently seeing the signs that the HVAC industry is beginning to wake up.  On the one hand it is very refreshing, and on the other it is exasperating.  It is exasperating because some of the “industry experts” who had previously ignored the assertions we were making have now seemingly made original discoveries.

Thermal energy is a valuable resource and it ought to be managed as one.  Air source heat pumps do not manage it, they just deal with whatever it happens to be.  Ground source systems sort of manage it if you consider “managing” to be an inability to see it anywhere but in the ground.  Solar thermal collectors sort of manage it in the same way a private country club manages it’s members…. very exclusively with only the high end being admitted.

None of the above mentioned “technologies” actually treats site-sourced thermal energy as valuable resource.  They think that their industry is is the resource.  The GSHP industry or the ST industry has trade organizations that look out for the interests of the industry.  Who looks out for the customers interests?  Who tells the end user of the thermal energy that the segmented sub-industries within HVAC have their own interests in mind and not the end users interests?

 

 

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A graph of a thermal battery system over this past winter.

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

2013-2014 Heating Season

2013-2014 Heating Season

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Our Thermal Battery Systems demo unit.

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

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Internet of Things and Thermal Battery Systems

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

What was previously impossible is now inevitable, and it is about to happen very quickly.  The “Internet of Things” or the “Internet of Everything” is why this hugely dramatic game changer is going to happen.

While the current perspective of information technology is that is has changed everything in our lives; the forecasts of the coming change is said to be much more dramatic and much faster.

In an attempt to make a very long story short, this is because of virtualization.  When things can be virtualized they can be designed and vetted in a virtual world.  This is allowing the a decoupling  of the physical world from the software world.  This shifts complexity from hardware to software.  This is happening today and the implications of it are enormous.

Hang on to your hat, the world is on the move.

 

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Two ton geo-pods.

Posted by on Aug 13, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Here is our latest thermal battery.  It is a 1150 gallon tank and we will be using it as a 2 ton “geo-pod”.  There will be two of these on a four ton heat pump system.  Each one of these will have a Hyper-Loop installed inside it.

 

two ton geo-pod

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