Mojave Energy Systems is set to begin manufacturing its ArctiDry product in Anderson, South Carolina in the United States.
Mojave's novel liquid desiccant technology uses half the energy and 20 per cent less refrigerant than comparable incumbent HVAC products to provide buildings with fresh, cool, dry outdoor air.
In September, Mojave won a $2.6 million grant from the US Department of Energy to support manufacturing scale-up and initial pilot projects. Mojave has selected Anderson, South Carolina as the location for these operations.
Mojave will invest more than $4million and create at least 200 high-paying, clean-energy manufacturing jobs over the next five years.
Mojave CEO, Phil Farese, said cleantech is a growing manufacturing opportunity and Mojave is in a unique position to create US jobs while significantly lowering its customers' energy expenses and climate impact.
"We appreciate the support of the Department of Energy, the state of South Carolina, and Anderson County to help us bring this important technology to market,” he said.
Mojave's patented ArctiDry technology uses a high concentration salt solution to passively pull water from air.
The cool, dry air is then delivered to the building, and the water-saturated liquid desiccant is reused by "regenerating" it (returning it to its useful high salinity state) using only waste heat from the system.
This eliminates the need for external sources of heating or cooling. This process achieves double the moisture removal efficiency when compared to the traditional vapour compression units, both reducing cost of operation for customers and helping them achieve Net Zero compliance.
The Mojave system can "drop in" to existing HVAC infrastructure and requires minimal maintenance.