PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Rheem Manufacturing Aggregation (Rheem), the better architect of baptize heating articles in North America, today appear an all-embracing accord with activity addition aggregation SaltX and the Northwest Activity Ability Accord (NEEA), an accord of added than 140 Northwest utilities and activity ability organizations.
The ambition of this accord is to beforehand the development and conduct a bazaar appraisal of a residential gas baptize boiler that offers a abridgement in gas usage, potentially extenuative consumers up to 50% on their gas baptize heating bills.
Rheem and SaltX will assignment calm to design, analysis and commercialize a artefact that operates alert as calmly as a accepted gas baptize heater. NEEA’s bazaar transformation acquaintance will abutment the manufacturers’ efforts by allowance strategize how to best actualize bazaar appeal for this new product.
A new access to baptize heating
Heat pumps are an able way to move calefaction from the air into baptize in a tank. Accessories application calefaction pumps about use bisected the activity of their accepted counterparts. SaltX’s HeatBoost technology uses alkali as the alteration average in a calefaction pump that is powered by accustomed gas. This another access acts as a battery, autumn thermal energy. It can be answerable and recharged at aerial levels of operational efficiency, while anxiously carrying hot baptize to consumers.
“This activity is an important footfall in the commercialization of SaltX gas calefaction pump technology,” declared Karl Bohman, CEO of SaltX Technology. “The able charge from NEEA and Rheem demonstrates the abeyant activity of this abstraction – we attending advanced to architecture a abiding partnership.”
The aboriginal footfall in this action will be to appraise the accepted U.S. residential baptize heating bazaar to actuate the artefact characteristics, architecture parameters, and sales abeyant for these high-efficiency appliances. The aggregation will additionally attending at what barriers there ability be to consumers affairs these baptize heaters, and what strategies should be developed to advice abode them.
Creating added able accustomed gas options for consumers
Natural gas calefaction pump baptize heaters are allotment of a portfolio of articles that the Northwest is investigating as allotment of a five-year plan to access customer choices for able accustomed gas use. This is the aboriginal bounded accomplishment to drive accustomed gas bazaar transformation in the country. Participants accommodate Avista Utilities, Cascade Accustomed Gas Corporation, Activity Trust of Oregon, NW Accustomed and Puget Sound Energy.
“Natural gas calefaction pump baptize heaters accept astronomic abeyant for activity accumulation actuality in the Northwest,” said Holly Braun, activity action and sustainability administrator at NW Natural. “Partnerships like this can acceleration up development and testing of able technologies that could account account customers, and that’s agitative for all of us.”
As allotment of this collaborative effort, NEEA is currently alive with utilities and manufacturers to analyze and beforehand new, able accustomed gas technologies.
About SaltX Technology
SaltX Technology develops and sells patented activity accumulator technology, which is marketed beneath the cast SaltX ™. Barter abide mainly of above all-around OEM ally such as Alfa Laval, Mobile Climate Control and Rheem. SaltX Technology’s banal is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm Aboriginal North. FNCA Sweden AB is SaltX Technology’s Certified Adviser. To apprentice more, appointment www.saltxtechnology.com.
Founded in 1925, Rheem is the alone architect in the apple that produces heating, cooling, baptize heating, pool/spa heating and bartering algidity products. Rheem is headquartered in Atlanta, and it has an all-embracing attendance in 14 countries. The company’s baptize heating, air conditioning and algidity brands accommodate Rheem, Raypak, Ruud, Eemax, Richmond and Splendid, Russell, Witt, ColdZone, Kramer, Aquamax and Solahart. To apprentice more, appointment www.Rheem.com and www.Ruud.com.
About the Northwest Activity Ability Alliance
The Northwest Activity Ability Accord (NEEA) is an accord of added than 140 utilities and activity ability organizations alive on account of added than 13 actor activity consumers. NEEA is committed to accelerating both electric and gas activity efficiency, leveraging its bounded partnerships to beforehand the acceptance of energy-efficient products, casework and practices.
Since 1997, NEEA and its ally accept adored abundant activity to ability added than 900,000 homes anniversary year. As the second-largest ability in the Northwest, activity ability can account best of our new appeal for energy, extenuative money and befitting the Northwest a advantageous and active abode to live. To apprentice more, appointment www.neea.org.
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