Harvest Thermal Wins Prestigious 2023 Edison Award™ Prize


Second award in as many days for the green HVAC manufacturing company on the eve of Earth Day

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Harvest Thermal Inc, the leader in ground-breaking thermal battery HVAC solutions, won the Silver prize for Sustainable Design in the Consumer Solutions Category at the 2023 Edison Awards ceremony. It was the second prize Harvest Thermal executives walked away with in as many days. CEO Dr. Jane Melia picked up the Most Innovative Companies 2023 award for Small Businesses at the Fast Company Innovation Festival at the Hall Des Lumieres in New York City.

Dr. Jane Melia, CEO of Harest Thermal, accepts Fast Company Most Innovative Companies award in New York City, NY on Wednesday, April 19, 2023.

“We’re delivering on Edison Award’s promise of a better world through innovation,” said Michel Maeso, Chief Revenue Office of Harvest Thermal who received the Edison Award at the Caloosa Sound Convention Center in Fort Meyers. “Each one of our systems removes 50 tons of carbon over its lifetime, giving homeowners an affordable way to dramatically lower their carbon footprint. We’re honored to share the Sustainable Design category with Essency and Rheem, each breaking new ground in all-electric HVAC appliances”

Michel Maeso, CRO of Harvest Thermal Inc, accepts the Edison Award for Sustainable Design for Consumer Solutions in Fort Meyers, Fl on Thursday, April 20, 2023

“I’m proud and honored to be named one of Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2023,” said Dr. Melia. It’s especially gratifying on the eve of Earth Day when we double down on our commitment to protect the planet. We wouldn’t be here today without our team of engineers, marketers, advisors, supporters, partners, and especially the homeowners who have made this possible.”

Harvest Thermal makes available thermal battery technology for heating and hot water to the mass consumer market. For the first time, homeowners get the benefits of affordability, sustainability, and flexible grid services that until now have only been available to commercial HVAC users. The Harvest Pod limits the operation of a single heat pump mostly to midday while distributing heat and hot water to the home whenever needed. The result is a 90% reduction in carbon emissions compared to gas systems and a 32% drop in monthly heating bills.


Harvest Thermal Inc. is a developer and manufacturer of an AI-driven, thermal battery heating, cooling and hot water system for the residential market. Its award-winning, cloud-enabled Harvest Pod controller leverages the power of advanced analytics and machine learning to dramatically reduce carbon emissions, save on monthly heating bills and support a more resilient grid. Founded in 2019, Harvest Thermal has received support from the National Science Foundation, the California Energy Commission, Peninsula Clean Energy, and private investors.


Established in 1987, the Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The annual competition honors excellence in new product and service development, marketing, design and innovation. Past award recipients include Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and leaders of global corporations such as Coca-Cola, Genentech, General Electric, General Motors, IBM and Campbell Soup Co. In 2022, the Edison Awards introduced the inaugural Lewis Latimer Fellowship program designed to celebrate, connect and bring together a community of innovative Black thought leaders. For more information, visit www.edisonawards.com.

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