NYSERDA Awards $410,000 for Thermal Energy Storage in Refrigerated Trucks

June 25, 2015 By Linda Hardesty

New WestNew West Technologies has been chosen by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to develop a working prototype of an advanced energy storage and power system for refrigerated truck trailers that replaces their traditional diesel-powered systems. Pending completion of contract negotiations, New West Technologies will assist in the development and demonstration of the company’s patent-pending concept called the Hybrid Thermal Energy Storage System (HTESS). The value of this award is about $410,000.

The award will allow New West to build upon initial design and hardware subsystem testing of the truck trailer thermal energy storage system.

In addition to replacing the diesel engine-powered auxiliary power unit used for conventional trailer refrigeration units.

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