Our assertion that the SU780UE uses one third the energy of standard compressor-based, ultra-low temperature (ULT) freezers might not appear believable. After all, every ULT manufacturer is claiming to offer an energy-efficient freezer these days. That’s why I’m excited to share a post that recently appeared in the University of New Hampshire Research Blog that confirms everything we’ve been saying with vivid, fact-based test results.
Earlier this year, the UNH University Instrumentation Center (UIC) began a project to evaluate ultra-low temperature freezer technology and associated energy consumption. In the test, the UIC team remotely monitored the energy use of three ultra-low freezers including the Stirling Ultracold SU780UE.
Quoting directly from the UNH blog post, the results of this testing were as follows . . .
“In the UNH UIC evaluation, the Stirling Ultracold freezer has shown a consistent 70% reduction in power use over the other two freezers of varying age and manufacturer while the temperature stability has also yielded marketable improvements with the Stirling.”
The UIC study has led to the drafting of a memorandum that will help move the university toward offering financial incentives for the purchase of Stirling ULT freezers. The UNH Instrumentation Center continues to develop their knowledge in the area ULT storage technology and is also hosting an Ultralow Temperature Freezer Symposiuon on October 13th 2016 in Durham, NH.
At Stirling Ultracold, we’re very proud to be innovating and manufacturing ultra-Low freezers in Athens, Ohio, and developing a U.S.-based workforce in a historically underserved business zone. That’s why I was very pleased when U.S Senator Sherrod Brown recently accepted our invitation to come to Athens and tour our facility.
Senator Brown’s visit not only allowed him to see our manufacturing operation and meet our employees, but also provided an opportunity for us to thank him for his support of targeted federal incentives that have helped us secure new investment and growth for our business.
After introductions and a brief presentation of our products, Senator Brown toured our ultra-low freezer manufacturing operation. This was followed by an interactive gathering with our employees, where Senator Brown shared his thoughts on a range of topics. The senator ended his visit by talking with our leadership team about future plans for our business, including our current efforts to become Zero Waste and HUBZone certified.
Speaking to the press about his visit to Stirling Ultracold, Senator Brown made the following comment . . .
“Companies like Stirling Ultracold create opportunities for the Athens community and its workers. Investing in quality manufacturing means good jobs that can help spur further economic growth.”
From my perspective, it was a very good day and I feel fortunate to have been a part of it. I appreciated Senator Brown’s level of engagement with our people and his thoughtfulness in discussing our future plans.