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Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Residential Heating Solutions out of 252
The insights of this data-driven analysis are derived from the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 2.093.000+ startups & scaleups globally. The platform gives you an exhaustive overview of emerging technologies & relevant startups within a specific field in just a few clicks.
The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 252 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 energy startups that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 247 residential heating solutions, get in touch.
Carbontec offers Infrared Wave-based Heating Material
Heating systems are an integral part of building infrastructure in countries that experience extremely cold climates. Most modern heating systems that use electricity, water, or air are inefficient to some degree and, therefore, increase energy consumption from the grid, surging their carbon footprint. Startups are creating heating solutions that remove the need for inefficient heating equipment such as radiators and boilers.
US-based startup Carbontec manufactures heating systems for residences. The startup’s product Carbontec uses radiant energy to heat space with a carbon fiber polymer film with a thickness of 0.21 millimeters. The technology functions by converting electricity into infrared heat energy, which is beamed at solid surfaces such as ceilings or the floor, to uniformly warm the room. Additionally, this method of heating is more efficient in energy utilization and spatial configuration compared to other conventional methods of indoor heating such as boilers, radiators, and heated air circulation.
Durocan develops a Heat Pump System
As housing technologies improve, replacing older systems often entails demolition or extensive remodeling and replacements of walls and pipes. Such a conventional method removes nearly all of the benefits to be gained from new systems due to the cost and work involved in the transition process. As the requirement for housing grows with populations increasing, startups are creating modern heating systems that integrate with existing infrastructure.
Dutch startup Durocan creates a green solution for heating without gas that uses a natural alternative over synthetic refrigerants. The heating system contains an outdoor unit, a boiler, a low loss header, the system center, and a circulation pump. The system is designed specifically to connect with existing pipes and radiators with a short installation time. The solution aims to assist in modernizing home heating systems with low cost, quick to install, and low carbon footprint systems.
Themo develops an Intelligent Thermometer
Many city power grids use a dynamic pricing structure. This often results in high electricity bills during peak hours and discourages the use of devices or equipment for the fear of being charged at a higher rate for increased electrical power draw. To solve these problems, startups are developing energy monitoring solutions that control the heating system to activate it when the price of electricity is most economical.
Estonian startup Themo manufactures an AI-based digital thermometer that regularly checks the price of electricity to optimize home heating. The digital thermostat takes multiple factors into accounts such as the real-time rate of electricity, weather, home temperature levels, and the total house power consumption data to optimize the heating system. The solution also includes an app, which allows users to remotely control the thermostat, view consumption history, and change heating schedules.
OTREMA creates an AI-powered Radiator Valve
Current home heating solutions either use schedules to heat the areas within the house or have to be manually configured. These types of heating solutions do not take real-time occupancy into consideration and so a massive amount of heat energy is wasted on warming empty rooms. To avoid this, startups are radiator valves that control heating on a room-by-room basis depending on the occupancy of the venue.
Belgian startup OTREMA provides an AI-powered easy-to-install smart valve. The valve contains a range of smart features including machine learning algorithms to reduce power consumption, as well as presence detection, open or close window detection, individual room temperature, and humidity reports, among others. The smart valve is designed to be compatible with radiators on the market, either directly or using an adaptor.
tepeo develops a Zero-Emission Boiler
Until recently, gas and oil-based were the most popular type of boilers. They are economical to operate but significantly contribute towards air pollution. As the energy industry transitions towards green energy, electric boilers have also received significant development. However, most electric boilers do not address the increased cost from electricity usage which is why startups develop solutions that make electric boilers as economical as non-electric ones.
British startup tepeo specializes in developing zero-emission boiler technology solutions for home heating. Its boiler technology provides heating performance of 15kW and accumulates energy generated in proprietary ultra-high-density storage. The storage capacity is 3 times as much energy in the same volume as a chemical battery or phase change heat battery. Besides, it uses this to lower energy costs by charging at the cheapest and greenest times of the day.
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Energy startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on energy storage, onsite energy generation, and residential fuel cells. While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing the energy industry, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more energy technologies, simply get in touch to let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, you can download our free Energy Innovation Report to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.