Enersion awarded the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” Label, a proof of high standards in profitability and sustainability.
Enersion’s cooling technology that reduces electricity consumption by 70% and does not use any harmful refrigerant was attributed the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” Label following an assessment performed by external independent experts and based on verified standards. It is thereby joining the #1000solutions challenge, an initiative by the Solar Impulse Foundation to select solutions that meet high standards in profitability and sustainability and present them to decision-makers to fast-track their implementation.
The novel technology addresses the problems associated with century old cooling systems which are widely used today. Cooling today is centred around ‘compressor-based cooling’ or ‘vapour compression cooling’ which uses significant amounts of electricity and uses harmful refrigerants. The system comprises of a mechanical compressor that consumes electricity amounting to more than half of the cooling costs, which pressurizes a ‘refrigerant’ that is then evaporated to provide cooling. Moreover, the refrigerants used in these cooling systems tend to leak at a rate of 7-10% annually, along with their high global warming potentials (>1000 GWP) they contribute significantly to global warming. Enersion aims to solve these problems by introducing a new cooling technology that uses heat instead of electricity as the energy input, thereby saving over 70% on electricity. In addition, the technology uses water as a refrigerant in a vacuum sealed system thereby negating any harmful or global warming contributing emissions.
To receive the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” Label, Enersion’s cooling technology was thoroughly assessed by a pool of independent experts according to 5 criteria covering the three main topics of Feasibility, Environmental and Profitability. All labelled solutions are part of the #1000solutions portfolio that will be presented to decision-makers in business and government by Bertrand Piccard, Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation. The aim of this initiative is to encourage the adoption of more ambitious environmental targets and fast-track the implementation of these solutions on a large scale.
About the Solar Impulse Foundation
The Solar Impulse Foundation is dedicated to accelerating the implementation of clean and profitable solutions. Moreover, the Foundation is helping decision-makers in businesses and governments to achieve their environmental targets and adopt more ambitious energy policies, which are necessary to pull these solutions to market. A way to carry the success of the first solar-powered flight around the world further.
About the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” Label
One of the first labels for positive impact businesses bringing together protection of the environment and financial viability, the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” Label is attributed following an assessment performed by external independent experts. In collaboration with renowned institutions, solutions applying for the label must go through a neutral methodology based on verified standards. This label serves as an award for clean and profitable solutions.