A Scottish manufacturer of the world’s leading thermal storage technologies has announced the extension of one of its professional partnerships to scale the production of its thermal battery storage systems.
Sunamp will intensify its collaboration with Universal Wolf of Blyth, a leader in complex metal manufacturing, to accelerate sales of its thermal batteries in the UK and Europe. Sunamp uses Universal Wolf’s New Product Introduction (NPI) service to refine and improve the series production of its batteries. This process plays a vital role in improving design quality, reducing development costs and increasing production volume, resulting in a more efficient manufacturing process to get products to customers faster.
Sunamp’s energy storage technology, which was developed in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh School of Chemistry, makes houses and buildings more energy efficient, sustainable and self-sufficient, while reducing CO2 emissions. It does this by optimizing on-site renewable energy sources, supporting the grid to enable more renewable power sources, and using waste heat for reuse.
Sunamp heat accumulators have a service life of up to 50 years and their product life cycle is very circular. The product range includes the world’s most compact and energy-efficient alternative to hot water storage tanks and hot water storage tanks. Connected to renewable energy sources such as heat pumps, Sunamp Heat Batteries support net-zero heating and hot water generation, consume less energy than other forms of heat storage and only take up a fraction of the space. Utility companies and their customers can benefit from the fact that these compact heat storage systems are used as an alternative to new investments in the network infrastructure to support demand management.
Sunamp’s UniQ range of heat storage systems use PCM chemical compounds that store large amounts of energy when available from renewable and other sources and release it as heat when needed to provide hot water and space heating. Image courtesy of Sunamp.
Will Howell, Production Manager at Sunamp said: âSunamp is already active in 17 countries and has so far supplied over 15,000 heat storage units for the residential market from our UK manufacturing facility. Universal Wolf has not only adopted our vision, but also fits in with our ambition and our free-thinking design and engineering. This partnership will accelerate our ability to bring Sunamp’s breakthrough technology to new markets. “
Craig Brown, Business Development Director at Universal Wolf, said, âInnovative manufacturing approaches are critical to helping the UK achieve its ambitious Net Zero targets. Sunamp is a sign of a new wave of business emerging to tackle the climate crisis – one that is committed to making a significant positive contribution to the way we store and use energy.
âWe share Sunamp’s vision of a world powered by affordable and sustainable energy – these types of projects are important to Universal Wolf. Our package’s expertise in NPI will help refine the manufacturing process to help Sunamp achieve its ambitious international expansion plans and scale production. “
The partnership follows Universal Wolf’s collaboration with Lontra on its groundbreaking compressor, which was the first energy-saving compressor design in 80 years.
Sunamp recently completed a Â£ 6 million investment from the Scottish National Investment Bank to fuel international growth.
You can find more information about Sunamp at sunamp.com
You can find more information about Universal Wolf at universalwolf.com
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