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Sidewinder Thermal Management

Sidewinder directly converts waste heat to electricity from appliances and drains, taking the home off-grid once enough energy accumulates.

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Employees 2

Company Summary

Sidewinder seeks to improve residential home efficiency by recovering and recycling heat energy normally exhausted to the surroundings as a consequence of normal household activities such as hot water use, HVAC, laundry, and fireplace use. Our novel technology harvests and integrates low-grade heat energy from numerous sources around the home using easy to install thermoelectric heat exchangers, resulting in a typical payback period of 4-5 years.


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    Tom Mulcahey

    Tom Mulcahey is a Ph.D. candidate at Georgia Institute of Technology's Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering. His research is in thermal and fluid sciences, with extensive experience developing advanced heat exchangers. He has also completed graduate certificate programs in Engineering Entrepreneurship and Management of Technology at the Georgia Tech Scheller School of Business focusing on entrepreneurial finance and new venture development .

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    Sofiane Boukhalfa

    Sofiane Boukhalfa is a Ph.D. candidate at Georgia Tech's School of Material Science Engineering, with a heavy background in nanomaterials development. As president of the GT Energy Club, Sofiane has a demonstrated and proven interest in reducing the massive energy dependence in the U.S. and globally. Sofiane is charged with ongoing R&D efforts to improve Sidewinder's technology including integration of advanced materials for improved efficiency.