Thermal energy storage has been a proven commodity for years in Europe, but the technology has seemingly been on the peripheral of the HVAC industry in the U.S. Now, energy storage is gradually stepping into the industry spotlight, and manufacturers are ready and willing to showcase their offerings in this important space.
Ice-based energy storage helps optimize on-site renewable energy resources
November 29, 2016
Calmac® announced that its ice-based energy storage technology was implemented into the microgrid project at the Naval Post Graduate School’s Integrated Multi-Physics Renewable Energy Laboratory (IMPREL) in Monterey, California.
Company’s Refrigeration Battery solution intelligently optimizes cooling to reduce peak energy demand
October 24, 2016
Continuing its efforts to bring energy storage to both utilities and facilities with large refrigeration and air conditioning needs, Axiom Exergy has been granted a patent for direct expansion thermal energy storage.
Ice Energy’s new Idea Lab and 5 MW energy storage contract with utility are recognized
March 18, 2016
Ice Energy’s partnership with Riverside (California) Public Utilities (RPU) was honored with a Public-Private Partnership award, recognizing their commitment to job creation and economic growth. The award was given by California’s Inland Empire Economic Partnership (IEEP), the region’s largest economic development organization.
Brings thermal energy storage to the residential market
February 12, 2016
Ice Energy has introduced the Ice Bear 20, a smaller-capacity version of its flagship Ice Bear system for residential cooling. The new system combines Ice Energy’s patented thermal storage and smart grid technology with integrated cooling, enabling utilities to control residential cooling load and reduce peak demand.
1,800 Ice Bear ice energy storage units to reduce power consumption during peak periods
July 22, 2015
NRG Energy Inc. and Ice Energy, a provider of distributed thermal energy storage systems, have partnered to help reduce California’s peak energy demand through an energy storage peak load management solution.
IceBank tanks allow district to reduce peak energy consumption by more than 20 percent
July 6, 2015
CALMAC® announced that the Alamo Heights Independent School District (AHISD) in San Antonio is using the company’s ice-based energy storage technology to cool more than 325,000 square feet across five buildings on its high school campus and reduce its peak energy consumption.
Rise in Electrical Disturbances in the Power Grid Has Created Demand for Thermal Energy Storage
April 30, 2015
The growing demand for uninterrupted power supply has resulted in the growth of the global thermal energy storage market, which is expected to post a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.7 percent from 2015-2019, according to research firm Technavio.
Service Unveils the Savings That Can Be Generated by Reducing Peak Demand
March 16, 2015
CALMAC®, a supplier of ice-based energy storage systems, has announced a new energy bill analysis service for commercial building owners and facility or energy managers. The free online service allows organizations to upload a copy of an electricity bill through the CALMAC website to be analyzed by a rate specialist.