Displacing the $30B spent annually on fossil fuel heat has the potential to create tens of thousands of rewarding living wage jobs, while building sustainable, self-reliant communities.
MMCI’s technology centers on a solar thermal collector design which utilizes air to transport heat. This eliminates the use of copper in the construction of the panel, and stainless steel piping to transport heat. Water, the prevailing choice to transport heat, creates expense because the system must be designed to compensate for potential freezing or boiling events driven by outdoor conditions. Air removes this concern, and allows for the manipulation of flow to improve collector performance. Air also makes possible the manufacture of components from lower cost, recyclable polymeric materials using a molding process. Solar Thermal systems based on this technology can be simply and easily retrofitted to existing water or process heating infrastructure.