USA: Copeland has received a $2.5m grant from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to support the company’s research and development of heat pump technology.
Specifically, the grant will fund the research and development for a modular, plug-and-play, load-flexible heat pump with low-cost thermal energy storage (TES) for space conditioning and water heating. According to Copeland, this innovation has the potential to provide significant cost savings for consumers during HVAC installations and drastic reductions in energy usage.
The announcement follows a visit to Copeland’s Sidney, Ohio, facility earlier this week by Jennifer M Granholm, secretary of the US Department of Energy. During her visit, Granholm and her colleagues gained first hand knowledge of the latest innovations in heat pump technology and the next generation of sustainable heating, air conditioning and refrigeration products.
“The grant we’ve received from the Department of Energy will play a critical role in advancing the future of heat pump technology, reducing both consumer costs and energy consumption,” said Rajan Rajendran, Copeland’s global vice president of environmental sustainability.