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7AC Technologies Inc (AKA:7Solar Technologies Inc)
Profile last edited on: 12/4/2020

Ultra efficient, liquid desiccant HVAC systems
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Inactive (Acquired)


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Location Information

100 Cummings Center Suite 265g
Beverly, MA 01915
   (781) 574-1348
Multiple Locations:   
Congressional District:   06
County:   Essex

Public Profile

In November 2020, it was announced that Emerson acquired 7AC Technologies for an undisclosed amount. Emerson - a longtime major player in the advanced heating and cooling technologies arena - had been collaborating with 7AC to commercialize a new technology that enables customers - commercial building owners and retailers - to achieve desired relative humidity and temperature in a single step. The membrane-based liquid desiccant technology developed by 7AC is flexible, fully modular and can be incorporated into various applications. 7AC Technologies, Inc., formally known as 7Solar Technologies, Inc., has developed a disruptive membrane-isolated plastic plate technology that enables the design of highly efficient liquid desiccant based HVAC solutions. Systems using this technology can drastically cut heating-and-cooling energy costs and radically improve de-humidification performance. Close to half of US primary building energy, $280B a year, is used to heat and cool buildings. The firm’s technology can be used for both existing and new construction and was designed to be a drop in replacement for existing rooftop HVAC systems on commercial and industrial buildings, requiring no infrastructure modifications or specialized installation skills. Conventional HVAC solutions rely on vapor compression technology that are over 100 years old and hugely inefficient when dealing with humidity. The market for all HVAC equipment is $25B in the US and $100B globally.

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VC funded?
Privately Held
Stock Info
IP Holdings

Awards Distribution by Agency

Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount Project Title
2011 1 OSD $100,000
Redeployable Solar Combined Heat and Power (RSCHP) System

Key People / Management

  Jack Hanoka --

  Art Laflamme -- Engineering Manager

  Per John Ostman -- VP Marketing

  Colin Paterson -- Business Development

  Michael Sherber -- VP Engineering

  Jed Swan -- Chief Executive Officer

  Peter Vandermeulen -- Chief Technology Officer, Co-Founder

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