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Title: Bringing Solid-State Magnetocaloric Cooling to the Market: A Commercialization Plan

Abstract

Air conditioning has become a staple in American life, bringing improved health, productivity, and comfort to 93% of single-family homes as of 2015, compared to only 76% in 1990. This rise in demand has contributed to the 2.51 quads (12.5%) of total annual energy consumption in residential buildings attributable to space cooling (U.S. Energy Information Administration 2017). Accompanying this upward trend in space cooling has been increased refrigerant use, which has historically contributed to ozone depletion, global warming, or both. The Oak Ridge National Laboratory – along with German-based partner Vacuumschmelze GmbH & Co. KG – is working to reduce energy consumption and refrigerant use through the development of a next-generation, solid-state magnetocaloric cooling system. The purpose of this study is to investigate market potential of these systems in the United States, including information on the industry landscape, market share and unit shipment projections, optimal price points, and barriers to market entry.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [1];  [1]
  1. ORNL
  2. CSRA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1435268
Report Number(s):
ORNL/SPR-2017/547
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Abu-Heiba, Ahmad, Sikes, Karen, Blackburn, Julia, Abdelaziz, Omar, and Mehdizadeh Momen, Ayyoub. Bringing Solid-State Magnetocaloric Cooling to the Market: A Commercialization Plan. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1435268.
Abu-Heiba, Ahmad, Sikes, Karen, Blackburn, Julia, Abdelaziz, Omar, & Mehdizadeh Momen, Ayyoub. Bringing Solid-State Magnetocaloric Cooling to the Market: A Commercialization Plan. United States. doi:10.2172/1435268.
Abu-Heiba, Ahmad, Sikes, Karen, Blackburn, Julia, Abdelaziz, Omar, and Mehdizadeh Momen, Ayyoub. Fri . "Bringing Solid-State Magnetocaloric Cooling to the Market: A Commercialization Plan". United States. doi:10.2172/1435268. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1435268.
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abstractNote = {Air conditioning has become a staple in American life, bringing improved health, productivity, and comfort to 93% of single-family homes as of 2015, compared to only 76% in 1990. This rise in demand has contributed to the 2.51 quads (12.5%) of total annual energy consumption in residential buildings attributable to space cooling (U.S. Energy Information Administration 2017). Accompanying this upward trend in space cooling has been increased refrigerant use, which has historically contributed to ozone depletion, global warming, or both. The Oak Ridge National Laboratory – along with German-based partner Vacuumschmelze GmbH & Co. KG – is working to reduce energy consumption and refrigerant use through the development of a next-generation, solid-state magnetocaloric cooling system. The purpose of this study is to investigate market potential of these systems in the United States, including information on the industry landscape, market share and unit shipment projections, optimal price points, and barriers to market entry.},
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year = {Fri Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Fri Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 2017}
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