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Four more pass cold climate heat pump challenge

USA: The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that a further four manufacturers, Bosch, Daikin, Midea, and Johnson Controls, have passed its cold climate heat pump challenge.

Launched in 2021, the DOE’s Residential Cold Climate Heat Pump (CCHP) Technology Challenge seeks to accelerate the deployment of heat pump technologies by supporting innovation and manufacturing. It brings together public and private sector stakeholders to address technical challenges and market barriers to their adoption. 

Having successfully produced heat pump prototypes, Bosch, Daikin, Midea, and Johnson Controls will join previously announced partners Lennox International, Carrier, Trane Technologies, and Rheem in the next phase of the Challenge. This phase will involve the installation and monitoring of more than 23 prototypes in various cold-climate locations throughout the US and Canada over the next year. 

The DOE is now turning to the nearly 30 state, utility, and other partners that were part of the original challenge commitments to encourage the adoption of CCHPs. The DOE says it will continue to work with partners to develop programmes, incentives, education and outreach campaigns that help consumers better understand the benefits of these new designs.

The Challenge specifies that prototypes deliver 100% heating capacity without the use of auxiliary heat and with significantly higher efficiencies at 5ºF (-15ºC).

Related stories:

Midea exceeds cold climate challenge16 October 2023
USA: Midea America’s soon to be launched 3 ton heat pump has exceeded performance benchmarks in the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Cold Climate Heat Pump Technology Challenge. Read more…

Rheem meets cold climate heat pump challenge14 April 2023
USA: Rheem has announced that one of its heat pumps has met the challenge set by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to develop more efficient heat pumps for cold climates. Read more…

Trane passes heat pump challenge – 4 November 2022
USA: Trane claims to have surpassed the US Department of Energy requirements in its challenge to improve the performance and energy-efficiency of cold climate heat pumps. Read more…

Lennox rises to cold climate heat pump challenge – 21 June 2022
USA: Lennox is reported to be the first partner in the US Department of Energy’s challenge to develop a more efficient prototype heat pump for northern climates. Read more…

Six accept cold climate heat pump challenge – 10 November 2021
USA: Six leading manufacturers will partner with the US Department of Energy to improve the performance and energy-efficiency of cold climate heat pumps. Read more…

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