Member - Cool Energy, Inc.

Powering a Clean Tomorrow: Cool Energy makes the 25kW ThermoHeart Engine, converting wasted heat into clean electricity.

Type Startup or self-employed
Founder 2006
Company Size 6
Member Type
Innovator
Founders Sam P Weaver
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Cool Energy, Inc.

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Imagine an on-site power system that uses only the free fuel of wasted heat to generate electrical power, day and night, all year long. Now imagine that the same core heat engine technology can also be used to capture energy from the exhaust gas stream of diesel and natural gas generators to generate clean electricity, improving their efficiency. The ThermoHeart Engine from Cool Energy is a generator which can use medium-temperature heat from any source to produce on-site electricity. It is specifically designed to be high-efficiency at these sub-combustion temperatures. These engines can also be used in solar thermal power generation, biomass power systems, and generating electricity from LNG re-gas operations, without consuming any of the natural gas in the process.
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The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
SDG 6
Clean Water and
Sanitation
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SDG 7
Affordable and
Clean Energy
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SDG 9
Industry, Innovation
and Infrastructure
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SDG 11
Sustainable Cities
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SDG 12
Responsible Consumption
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Labelled Solutions from Cool Energy, Inc.

The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label seeks to bridge the gap between ecology and economy, bringing together protection of the environment and financial viability to show that these solutions are not expensive fixes to problems, but rather opportunities for clean economic growth.


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The ThermoHeart Engine is based on the Stirling cycle, but differs from other Stirling engines because it can use lower temperatures for its heat input (150 °C to 400 °C) than typical heat engines. Harnessing heat from this lower and previously untapped temperature range opens an entire new set of efficiency and renewable applications for power generation. The 25kW output power of the ThermoHeart Engine enables distributed renewable power systems in applications such as waste heat recovery, solar thermal electric, and biomass power. Initial testing has begun on the 5th generation 25kW units, and has demonstrated nearly 30% thermal to electric conversion efficiency at 330°C. This remarkable efficiency level is the result of a historically novel engine design, advanced materials of construction, and high-effectiveness internal heat exchangers.

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Categories of applicationAffordable and clean energySector of applicationEnergy from waste, Clean energy production Status Tested implementation