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Honeywell Refrigerant Helps Homeowners Convert The Sun's Heat Into PowerSubscribe to RSS feed

Organic rankine cycle using Honeywell’s 245fa refrigerant turns heat from
solar panels into electricity

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Oct. 28, 2009 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced
today that its Genetron® R-245fa refrigerant is being used to help homeowners
generate electricity from the sun’s heat while offsetting energy costs.

Honeywell’s energy-efficient refrigerant is being used in an organic rankine
cycle (ORC) called the 35Z Micro Power Plant, manufactured by Germany-based
Turbolina GmbH & Co. KG. The 35Z Micro Power Plant has a unique design that
uses water heated by thermal solar panels to evaporate the refrigerant, which
in turn drives a turbine to generate electricity. Because no fuel is burned to
create the electricity, the unit does not produce any carbon dioxide emissions.
The remaining heat from the 35Z can be used to supply heating and hot
water. (continue)