Trane Now Offers Airfinity Solar as a Renewable Energy Source for Commercial Buildings

New Airfinity Solar integrated solar rooftop system reduces peak time electricity consumption, operating costs and carbon footprint without compromising comfort.

Brussels, Nov. 22, 2016 –Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, introduces Airfinity™ Solar, a scalable and pre-packaged solution of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels compatible with the Trane Airfinity range of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) rooftop units.

The new solar rooftop system offers a new way for building owners across Europe to implement a sustainable energy solution and reduce operational costs, while also being compliant. The new system complies with the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM), Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certifications and regulations such as the Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC, which encourages the use of energy from renewable sources and commits to achieving a 20 percent share of renewable energy in the European Union’s gross final energy consumption by 2020.

“HVAC systems consume valuable power during peak times when solar energy is most available. By installing the solar panels to power the HVAC equipment, the building reduces carbon emissions and peak time electricity consumption,” said Dominique Silva, unitary product manager at Trane in Europe. “The new Airfinity Solar offers customers a pre-packaged kit that is adaptive to their needs and budget. It combines the latest Trane compact and light Airfinity rooftop units with proven silicon PV technology with best-in-class inverters.”

The Trane Airfinity Solar system is composed by:

  • Airfinity rooftop unit(s): High-efficiency direct-expansion air-conditioning units designed to provide air-conditioning and ventilation to an indoor space.
  • Silicon photovoltaic panels: to convert solar energy into DC electrical power.
  • Mounting membranes: to support the PV panels on the roof and also serve as a wind deflector.
  • High Efficiency Inverter: Converts DC power supply provided by the PV panel(s) into AC power input which can be absorbed the rooftop HVAC unit and building utility grid
  • Cables and connectors: Double isolation and UV resistant cables suitable for rooftop applications and IP65 crimped connectors
  • Easy system integration: Plug-and-play solutions

Already installed and operating Trane Airfinity rooftop units can be easily upgraded to an Airfinity Solar system.

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About Ingersoll Rand and Trane
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands — including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane® — work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $13 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. Trane solutions optimize indoor environments with a broad portfolio of energy efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, building and contracting services, parts support and advanced control. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com.or trane.com.

 

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