ENERGY COMMISSION ENERGY TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM (ETAP)
The technology developed under this ETAP project consisted of an
advanced insulation concept, Compact Vacuum Insulation (CVI), which is a laboratory scale
The scope of the project included the development of CVI material,
prototype refrigeration system construction and the evaluation of the CVI material in
comparison with conventional insulation materials. Polar was teamed with NREL, the
originators of this technology.