Startup works to refine solar-powered rooftop ventilator

Startup works to refine solar-powered rooftop ventilator

Yamhill-based Northwest Renewable Energy received a commercialization grant from Oregon BEST to refine its solar-powered building ventilator.

Northwest Renewable Energy Corp. in Yamhill developed the SunCooler Destratifier, a solar-powered, rooftop-mounted building ventilator that has applications for buildings including big-box superstores and agricultural warehouses.

"As with all small businesses, finances are tight, so this grant provides timely, crucial support to validate, quantify and document the energy savings potential of the SunCooler and help us expand in the marketplace," said Jason Wright, president and CEO of Northwest Renewable, in a press release.

Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.

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