April 12, 2017

Real-Time Energy Consumption Reporting Lowers Utility Bills

Blog, Cold Storage

Bills – no one likes getting them, especially when they’re hard to decipher. Energy bills can be particularly challenging to understand, with few people able to wrap their heads around all the technical elements listed on a monthly statement. But for businesses with operations that consume a great deal of energy, being able to make sense of a utility bill is critical to ensuring expenses stay low.

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February 16, 2017

How Thermal Energy Storage Works to Save You Money

Cold Storage

Energy is fundamental to human life, but why does it have to be so expensive? The cost of powering lights, heating, ventilation, and cooling systems can have a substantial impact on a commercial consumer’s bottom line. At Viking Cold Solutions, we believe organizations with refrigeration needs shouldn’t have to spend considerable financial resources on energy costs. That’s why we develop energy saving solutions for businesses like grocers, warehouse operators, and food processing facilities with specific temperature needs.

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January 19, 2017

Energy Storage Trends for the Cold Chain

Cold Storage

Anyone that pays an electric bill knows that cooling measures such as air conditioning and refrigeration require a lot of energy and cost a lot of money. So imagine the energy requirement and expense of running the refrigeration systems found in cold storage warehouses, supermarkets, and food processing facilities where temperature must be maintained at a specific level to avoid product spoilage. It’s a costly operation, but fortunately new technologies are emerging to provide thermal energy management to companies looking to cut refrigeration costs through improved energy efficiency. 

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July 22, 2016

Plaza Provision Company cuts energy costs by over 30% using Viking Cold’s Thermal Energy Storage System

Case Studies

Cost saving refrigeration units in warehouse

Thermal Energy Storage (TES) is an effective energy savings strategy that allows thermal energy to be stored when electricity is less expensive and used later when prices are higher and utility demand charges and consumption are at their daily peak. TES systems have been in use for decades, mainly in HVAC applications to lower energy costs and ease demand on the electrical grid. 

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May 31, 2016

Viking Cold Solutions™ Delivers Green, Cost-Effective Solar Thermal Energy Storage Solution to Help San Diego Food Bank Reduce Grid Energy Consumption by 95%

Case Studies

Thermal Energy Storage (TES) is an effective energy savings strategy that allows excess thermal energy to be collected and stored for later use—most typically when electrical utility demand charges are at their daily peak. TES systems have been in use for decades, mainly to lower energy costs and ease grid demand for air conditioning applications.

Players in other energy intensive applications such as refrigeration and cold food storage are now investigating the potential of TES as a means of moving away from an inflexible U.S. electrical grid system and toward a low-carbon energy generation future.

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April 26, 2016

4 Thermal Energy Storage Benefits That Will Improve Your Bottom Line

Cold Storage, Supermarket

Viking Cold’s Thermal Energy Storage (TES) has many benefits for commercial businesses with high refrigeration based loads. Here are four of the main benefits that TES can provide.

1. Big Savings
Imagine a world where gasoline costs $3 per gallon, but you could buy the same gasoline at night for $.75 per gallon. What time of the day would you buy your gasoline? You probably would buy the $.75 per gallon gasoline at night, store that energy in your gas storage tank and then use it during the day.

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April 21, 2016

Case Study: Butterfield and Vallis uses PCM thermal storage to cut refrigeration costs 40%

Case Studies, Cold Storage

refrigeration in warehouse

Butterfield and Vallis, a leading food distributor in Bermuda, is saving over 40% of their electricity consumption using Viking Cold’s Thermal Energy Storage Solution.  Viking Cold’s patented thermal energy cells were installed in the ceiling of Butterfield and Vallis’ 10,000-square-foot warehouse freezer in 2015.  The Thermal Energy Storage System absorbs                                                                                 heat, allowing the chillers to run less frequently and keeping the warehouse within a few degrees of  -18º Celsius.

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March 19, 2016

Viking Cold Solutions™ Joins Largest-ever U.S. Business Delegation To 2016 Hannover Messe

Cold Storage

Viking Cold Solutions is part of the largest-ever U.S. delegation to Hannover Messe, the world’s foremost trade fair for industrial technology, taking place April 25-29, in Hannover, Germany.

Viking joins trade delegation for industrial technology

For the first time in the Fair’s history, the United States will be the Partner Country, a status that provides the more than 390 businesses and organizations in the U.S. delegation an unprecedented opportunity to be prominently featured throughout the event. President Obama will also participate in this year’s event, themed “Integrated Industry-Discover Solutions.”

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January 2, 2016

The Thermal Energy Storage Revolution Has Begun

Cold Storage, Supermarket

A new report from GreenTechMedia finds that energy storage capacity in the United States grew 243 percent last year – a sign the clean-energy revolution is here.

According to GreenTechMedia, 112 megawatts of energy storage were deployed in the fourth quarter of 2015. This was more than the combined total of all storage added in 2013 and 2014. We’re in a revolution with energy storage systems rapidly expanding across the country.

What’s driving this? Simply put, innovation. Some are big names like General Electric driving the thermal energy storage revolution, but others are unknown, like Calmac, Ice Energy and Viking Cold Solutions™. These firms are unknown now, but they could be household names in the near future.

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