Energy Quest has been funded by the U.S. Air Force to develop a full scale 15-ton cooling heating and power system. The single integrated system will be able to run off of solar thermal energy, natural gas, direct PV power, or grid power, allowing it to operate using the lowest cost energy source. The system will also be able to provide 7 kw of back-up electrical power by operating on solar thermal or natural gas. The system has 11 different operating modes, including a co-generation mode that produces 7 kw of electricity as a by-product of heating a building on natural gas.
With the modes that produce electricity as a by-product, the system can actually save 100% of the energy cost of a conventional system, plus additional savings on other building electrical loads. Below is an example cost savings breakdown.
With all the different operating modes, economic analyses have shown substantial energy cost savings in every region of the U.S.
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