Thinking and innovating for the future
MicroEra Power is developing THERMAplus™, a four-season on-site thermal energy storage solution which enhances Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems, to empower commercial building managers with tools to control heating and cooling loads and costs.
We are working with support from NYSERDA and the U.S. Department of Energy. Fortify your buildings with resilient, low-cost, low-carbon Heating and Cooling.
Opening Possibilities for Clean and Smart Cities
Industry leading Phase Change Materials (PCM)
- 7x the termal energy density of hot/chilled water
- 2x energy density of conventional PCMs
- Tunability: One tank that can be tuned for storing heating or cooling
- Safety: Low volatility, non-flammable, locally sourced materials
What does THERMAplus™ do?
By integrating THERMAplus™ with a building’s chiller or heat pump and using off-peak electricity to charge our proprietary PCM, we provide low cost, low carbon, resilient heating and cooling. Our smart controls optimize the system to perform automatically to save money and keep people comfortable.
What are the benefits?
Building owners save up to 50% on heating and cooling operating costs. Payback from energy savings can be achieved in under 3 years. If your building has onsite renewable sources (such as solar PV or wind turbines), THERMAplus™ enables you to store extra on-site generation to meet later thermal loads.
What is a Phase Change Material (PCM)?
What is load shifting?
Driven by the clean energy transition and electrification trends, many utilities use Demand Charges or Time of Use (TOU) rates, which make peak electricity much more expensive than off peak electricity. The difference between on-peak and off-peak electricity rates differ by region, but this gap is increasing rapidly due to increase in renewable energy adoption and electrification. THERMAplus™ shifts HVAC loads from expensive and carbon intensive on peak hours to off peak hours to leverage cheaper and less carbon intensive electricity.
Your Building Greener
THERMAplus™ integrates with retrofits of existing buildings, and new builds. In addition to peak load reduction, THERMAplus™ can be used to maximize the use of zero-carbon renewable electricity when it is abundant and inexpensive. With appropriate tariffs, this can monetize surplus off-site renewables (avoiding curtailment) or maximize the value of on-site renewables
HVAC and Geothermal Integration
- Compatible with chillers, heat pumps, boilers, and CHP systems
- Integration with Air Source & Water Source Heat Pumps with up to 50% efficiency Improvement (based on running at times with optimal temperature)
- Integration with Geothermal Heat Pumps to reduce ground loop by up to 80%
Download and view