Innovation Spotlight: Cogenra Solar delivers the lowest cost renewable heat, cooling and electricity on-demand

December 12, 2012 03:48 PM EST By: Regina Ramazzini

TechConnect Innovation Tracker: Cogenra Solar® , a TechConnect Accelerator participant-Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit, Honolulu, HI, 2012

Cogenra Solar® provides solar cogeneration solutions, producing solar-heated water as well as low-cost electricity - a single array for space and water solar heating, cooling, and commercial, institutional and industrial electricity on-demand.

Using solar cogeneration can reduce a significant portion of customers’ natural gas and electricity consumption, sustainably supplying energy for daily operations. Remote monitoring and diagnostics are included in their installations to maintain optimal output.

The proprietary design of Cogenra Solar combines silicon PV’s proven 35+ year lifetime with concentrating optics and an innovative thermal transfer system.  This cogenerates heat and electricity in one integrated hybrid receiver, while delivering heat, cooling and electricity. The systems are ideal for hospitals, universities, corporate campuses and industrial processing facilities.

Cogenra was a finalist at the Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit’s Project Financing Challenge in Honolulu, HI this past August. Joe Maroevich, Project Developer at Cogenra, told us: “The conference was a good show and we were able to utilize the face-to-face meetings to further our relationships and discussions, as well as having the opportunity to make new contacts.”

Based in California, Cogenra provides renewable heat, cooling and electricity to customers on five continents across a variety of industries. Clients include: Facebook, US Army, Kendall-Jackson Winery, University of Arizona, and Intercontinental Hotels.

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