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Ecovolt wins SFA award


The annual Small Firms Association awards took place on the 13 th April in the RDS, Dublin. Ecovolt
were nomination by PTSB to submit their award winning and patent pending product EcoVolt- CeP
24V Carbon Electric Paint Heating System into the “Innovator of the Year” category. Their entry into
the competition was received well by the committee of the SFA Awards and in November 2021 they
were announced as finalists for the Gala Awards to take place in April. The competition for this
category was extremely competitive as 6 companies were shortlisted from over 2000 entries and on
the night of the awards the judges announced that they had to introduce a “highly commended”
award to this category as the entries from all finalists were very impressive. However, Ecovolt was
called out as the overall winner of the category and name “Innovator of the Year” 2022
About Ecovolt CeP –
Ecovolt CeP is a 24V carbon paint heating system. From design concept in 2015 to full
commercialisation in 2017 the product has been sold in several countries in Europe. Designed by the
companies founder Stephen Dempsey, it is unrivalled as a novel heating system for high
performance buildings like a passive house or nearly zero carbon building. The company transforms
a fire rated industry standard plasterboard and applies a special electrode across a set geometry
area of 1500mm by 800mm and screen print their carbon conductive coating across the area. The
coated plasterboard is then placed on a drying rack to dry and cure. Once this process has been
finished the product is now ready for installation onto a 400mm stud partition in a vertical or
horizontal position. The company also designs and produces the 24V transformers that are required
to power the CeP panel. When the product reaches site, it is installed like a plasterboard, the 24V
connections are made and once all tests are performed it is ready for plastering and a paint finish of
any colour. The CeP panel is now invisible on the wall and when the room thermostat calls for heat
the wall quickly heats up to approx. 50 degrees and begins to radiate heat and only consumes 350
watts of power per panel.
What the awards means to Ecovolt:
“This award is special as we were competing with some amazing companies doing some fantastic
work in their field on a domestic and global stage. The award means a lot and after all the hard work
and investment we put into this product. We believe fully in this product as a complete solution to
space heating for high performance buildings and it is unrivalled on the market as there is simply
nothing like it.” says Stephen Dempsey