Jan 25, 2012 — Appollo Wind Technologies’ New HVAC technology featured in Department of Energy Report

St. Petersburg FL – Appollo Wind Technologies’ (AWT) patent pending Isothermal Turbo Compressor (ITC) technology was recently highlighted in detailed study completed by Navigant Consulting Inc. for the Department of Energy titled “Energy Savings Potential and RD&D Opportunities for Commercial Building HVAC Systems”. In the study, presented to DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energies Building Program, Navigant reviewed 182 unique technology options to evaluate, score, and then prioritize those which present the greatest potential benefits in energy savings within the commercial HVAC market. After personally visiting with and reviewing each of these technologies, Navigant identified seventeen as “priority technology options” and an eight additional identified as “Early Stage Technologies”. AWT’s ITC approach, something Navigant describes as “Turbo Compressor-Condenser-Expander”, is highlighted within this grouping of eight “Early Stage” approaches. When summarizing their view of the ITC technology, Navigant concludes within the report that “Packaged HVAC units would greatly benefit from this technology once fully developed.” (Pg. 165).

Navigant has been working on this project for a number of months and visited with the Appollo Wind Technology R&D team in 2011 to better understand and evaluate the potential benefits of the Isothermal Turbo Compressor approach and to see an early stage working prototype in action in Laboratory setting. They noted from their visit how this new technology in early prototype stage was able to deliver 1.1 Tons of cooling capacity utilizing “off the shelf” components. Also recognized was the potential benefits of ITC’s approach to heat exchange that would “offer a viable CO2 cooling system with high-efficiency, and decreased maintenance costs.”

AWT’s CEO Dan Alride commented on the report and latest progress on R&D development, “We are very pleased that an independent third party, Navigant Consulting, has validated the commercial potential of AWT’s Isothermal Turbo Compressor. The team in our Cambridge lab is aggressively working to complete the R&D and field testing of our units in the weeks ahead. We are confident that the marketplace push for technology that delivers real energy savings will only continue to grow, and look forward to being a leading participant in that effort.”

For more information on Appollo Wind Technologies and its patent pending Isothermal Turbo Compressor technology, visit their website at

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Dan Alride
Appollo Wind Technologies, LLC

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While there are many energy saving options in the HVAC world that are touting higher seer ratings they are almost exclusively dependent upon smart technologies to monitor usage patterns, scroll compressors and incorporating solar assistance. While these improvements certainly create energy savings they are essentially propping up an old technology. At AWT we have changed the way HVAC is done. By utilizing our patented isothermal turbo compressor we have increased efficiency and performance by changing the method of compression. That can take energy efficiency and energy savings as well and $$ saving to a whole new level.