The technology aims to help buildings and communities cut annual HVAC energy usage on average by 80 per cent
Erda Energy, a UK-based energy technology and services firm, today announced the introduction of its portfolio of geo-exchange technologies to the US market. Erda’s US launch comes as thousands of global climate leaders have descended on New York for Climate Week NYC to plan the next generation of climate and energy solutions.
Erda Energy’s geo-exchange technologies, already deployed in the UK, claims to be able to help retail stores, hospitals, universities and entire communities cut annual HVAC energy usage on average by 80 per cent.
"Erda Energy is bringing a range of innovative, efficient and smart geo-exchange technologies to the rapidly developing US market," said Kevin Stickney, managing director of Erda Energy’s London office.
"Our top priority is to reduce energy waste, cost and environmental impact for our clients, thereby changing the way our world uses heating and cooling energy. We’re excited to come to the US at a time when the need for effective distributed energy systems like Erda’s has never been greater."
Erda Energy’s patented coaxial inclined borehole technology harnesses the energies created in heating and cooling processes, feeding this back into a building in real time, or storing it for later use as needs fluctuate. The result is a closed loop system that provides heating, cooling and storage of energy on a more efficient basis than traditional technologies.
"While Group Property Director at Sainsbury’s, we chose to incorporate Erda Energy’s geo-exchange systems into several Sainsbury’s supermarket locations across the UK because it was part of the company’s carbon reduction plans, therefore good for our environment and delivered good commercial returns," said Neil Sachdev.
"As a result of Erda’s closed loop installations that provided heating and cooling for 25 of the supermarkets, the energy costs for refrigeration decreased immediately. The supermarket chain continues to benefit from the technology and savings to this day," he continued.
Climate Week attendees spent significant time discussing how best to integrate distributed generation into an increasingly complex US grid, a task for which many believe Erda Energy is uniquely suited.
"As we move to a more sustainable economy, we must shift to renewable technologies that transform our approach to heating and cooling and reducing energy waste," said Mark Shorrock, clean energy entrepreneur and CEO of Tidal Lagoon Power.
"I am excited by any solution that uses what is already given to us by nature in a clean, safe way, but it also has to work for the market and at scale.
“Erda Energy’s smart thinking on deployment, performance, optimisation and integration with other renewables makes it easy for customers to change the way they view and use energy. Their proven, innovative solutions have brought ’grid-scale’ technology to this space, at last."
With 60+ years of reliable operation, Erda Energy has collected an unprecedented level of data for geo-exchange solutions. Erda Energy’s systems use real-time monitoring to track system performance, carbon and cost savings, findings which were recently confirmed by an Oxford University analysis.
Erda Energy asked Professor Alex Rogers of Oxford University to study its extensive database of operating data from Erda systems. After comparing Erda’s recorded performance to that of its prediction software, Professor Rogers found the data “to be very much in line.”
He added: "I also studied the energy and carbon impact made by the Erda systems compared to traditional heating, and found that energy savings of 81 per cent and reduction of carbon emissions of at least 67 percent are possible. The way Erda Energy manages their systems to optimise for heating and cooling is very effective."
Climate Week NYC runs until 25th September.
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