Tecogen Sells Two 200-Ton Chillers for Marijuana Growing Facility

The chillers have been sold to an indoor facility in Massachusetts.

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January 9, 2019

WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PRESS RELEASE -- Tecogen Inc., a clean energy company providing ultra-efficient, clean, natural gas-powered on-site power, heating and cooling equipment, has announced the sale of two 200-ton Tecochill chillers to an indoor marijuana growing facility located in Massachusetts. The facility is anticipating future expansion with additional Tecochill systems as the design basis. The project is the 14th grow facility in Massachusetts to select Tecogen for reducing their facility’s energy needs. The units will ship in the first quarter of 2019 and are expected to be operational in the second half of the year. The order includes a maintenance contract and will be serviced out of Tecogen’s headquarters in Waltham, Mass.

“Massachusetts is leading the way in terms of energy efficient indoor cultivation practices,” said Stephen Lafaille, director of business development at Tecogen. “We continue to work with owners, operators and consulting engineers to provide the most cost effective and reliable solution for the large energy needs of indoor cultivation. As other states issue permits for marijuana grow facilities, we expect additional sales into this important new market for our products.”

Tecogen finished 2018 with record sales of Tecochill products, primarily to indoor cultivation facilities for high value crops such as marijuana. Chiller sales in 2018 increased 66 percent over 2017, with more than half of that delivered capacity for indoor marijuana cultivation.

“We have started the new year right where we left off last year with additional chiller sales into the rapidly expanding indoor marijuana growing market,” stated Benjamin Locke, Tecogen’s CEO. “We expect this trend to continue as more states such as New York and New Jersey anticipate production needs of recreational marijuana use if approved. Our goal is to become the design basis for indoor growing facilities as this industry continues to grow exponentially.”

The legal marijuana annual market in the United States is expected to reach $23.4 billion by 2022 according to Forbes, and indoor farming cultivation as a whole is expected to reach $40 billion.