A Massachusetts-based indoor grower is to is install three 400-ton Tecochill. "This is the 23rd cannabis cultivation facility to select the Tecochill solution and will eliminate the need for approximately 750 kW of electric capacity if electric chillers were used," the Tecogen team explains.
“We worked with the customer and their design team to ensure they could meet their cooling requirements given the limited electrical capacity at the location,” noted Stephen Lafaille, Vice President of Business Development. “Since they are a vertically integrated provider, additional power and cooling were needed for the post-cultivation processing and extraction. By eliminating the additional electrical capacity needed for cooling and dehumidifying the facility, they can use their limited capacity for other operations.”
Many cannabis cultivation companies integrate cultivation, processing, packaging, delivery, and sales at one location, but have limited electrical capacity for all process operations. "By selecting clean gas cooling with Tecochill, these customers can avoid expensive or prolonged electrical infrastructure upgrades needed to meet the added power requirements, thus saving them from making significant investments in additional capacity or facing lost revenue as they await electrical upgrades," they further explain.
“To date, the amount of clean cooling we have sold to indoor cannabis cultivation facilities represents approximately 7.5 megawatts of electric capacity generated cleaner and more economically than the grid,” stated Benjamin Locke, Tecogen’s CEO. “This allows grow facilities to focus their available electric service on other critical processes and reduces the amount of backup generation needed to keep the facility operational during an outage; cleaner, more economical, and resilient -- that is Tecogen’s recipe for growth.