MicroEra Power envisions a decarbonized future for buildings

MicroEra Power’s sustainable energy storage

In the face of rising concerns about climate change, MicroEra Power is developing THERMAplus™, an on-site energy storage solution, to provide resiliency and low-cost, low-carbon heating and cooling for commercial buildings

We Are On A Mission To Decarbonize Buildings

MicroEra Power envisions an on-site thermal energy storage system to decarbonize buildings, enhance the performance of heating and cooling systems, and support grid resiliency and increased use of renewable energies.

MicroEra Power’s THERMAplus™ stores off-peak or renewable-intensive energy as hot or cold, and deploys it on-peak, when electricity is expensive or the grid is under stress. Building owners see significant energy cost savings. Cities see improved air quality. Utilities avoid fossil-fueled peaker plants and costly upgrades associated with growing electrification of heating and transportation.

It must be buildings. It must be now.

Buildings consume approximately half of all energy. The majority is used for heating and cooling. THERMAplus™ smart energy storage is safer and more cost effective than batteries, and provides building owners substantial heating and cooling cost savings, while meeting efficiency and decarbonization goals.

THERMAplus™ synergies with on-site solar and geothermal technologies can be applied to new-build or retrofit projects. Electrification of heat brings promise to support clean buildings, but only if HVAC loads are managed to avoid carbon-intensive peak energy.

“No active patents were identified that contain the elements of the MicroEra Power technology”

NYS Science and Technology Law Center

Syracuse University

Innovating for the Future

Energy Security

Managing peak demands avoids electric grid brown-outs or black-outs in extreme conditions

Energy Cost Savings

Reduce heating & cooling costs up to of 50%

Energy Sustainability

Shift cooling and heating loads to off-peak/renewable intensive times. Store wind and solar energies directly in thermal form for heating and cooling buildings to deploy stored thermal energy on-peak and avoid fossil-fueled grid peaker plants

Energy Innovations

Our tunable phase change materials and predictive/adaptive software respond to changing usage profiles and weather, allowing THERMAplus™ to be managed and optimized via the cloud

Forward-looking designs

THERMAplus™enhances performance and efficiency of heat pumps, chillers, solar thermal, geothermal, Combined Heat & Power, and process heat recovery.

Our Team

Ellie Rusling, MS

CEO, Co-Founder

“I want to do all I can to preserve the Earth and building technology is where we can have the biggest impact”

James Grieve, MBA

CTO, Co-Founder
“People are making more sustainable choices and I like being a part of such important and positive change”

Kevin Christner

Advisor, Finance

“It is meaningful to help green technologies build for scale”

Kim Keefer

Advisor, Sales

Molly K. Over, MS

Design Engineer

“Technology has been behind on climate tech for a long time and it is pressing to accelerate the development and deployment. There are many improvements that can be made in this area so we have to get going”

Joshua Batres

Business Developer
“I knew I wanted to work in some aspect of energy technology because I had experienced how lives are affected by the lack of energy. It is a bit personal. As I was growing up we could not drink from tap water, we purchased filtered water every week from a vendor. We did not have a centralized switch system and there were times we went without water. I spent three and a half years involved in Engineers Without Boarders.”

Bernie Fischer, PhD

System Engineer

Gary Anderson, MBA

Strategic Advisor

Dan Kabasin

Project Manager

“It is meaningful to help employers to achieve an affordable energy storage for to keep their workers in a comfortable environment”

Jennifer Sertl

Director of Marketing

“Early in my career I was impacted by Eliel Saarinen’s statement: always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context – a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.” I love working on this team because of their commitment to design thinking.”

Cindy Malone

Administrative Assistant

Mohammad Ariq

Computer Engineer

Evan Ciolkowski

Mechatronic Engineer
“I joined my high school FRC robotics team and gained an appreciation for the engineering process and working on a large team. I worked my way up to become the electrical sub team lead. My role with this team was to manage and oversee the integration of the electrical and the mechanical systems. This point of view was very natural to me and ultimately became my field of study.”

Randy Dodig

Chemical Engineer
“Working in clean energy allows you to perform work that makes an immediate and lasting impact on the world. The feeling of seeing results when everything comes together and working on relevant world issues is gratifying.”

Alexander Dyall

Chemical Engineer
“Climate change is already affecting my home, with weirder weather and increased wildfires. The time to act is now. Commercial buildings have substantial heating and cooling loads, and thermal storage will make decarbonizing those loads practical.”

John Ettipio

Computer Engineer
“I grew up on 12 acres of land in Springville, New York and cannot remember a time when I wasn’t in awe of how beautiful nature is. Working in climate technology seems the best way I can help preserve nature. Climate technology is such a growing field and energy storage is where the major bottleneck is”

Adham Mashaly

Technical Business Developer

“To make sure that future generations, gets their right to a clean and sustainable future, I am inspired to commit my time to helping in any way or shape I am capable of to make sure this future happens”

Anna Myakushina

Analyst
“Energy is an essential part of the modern world and how our society functions, but also one of the most damaging in terms of climate change. We need to learn to adapt and change our existing systems in order to protect our planet and prevent any future damage- our future depends on it.”

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