August 31, 2018

Case Study: Warehouse Drops Consumption 43% and Peak Demand 29% for 13 Hours

Blog, Case Studies, Cold Storage, Supermarket

Viking Cold Solutions, Inc. conducted a Measurement and Verification (M&V) study of its thermal energy storage (TES) technology installed in Dreisbach Enterprises’ 93,000 square foot low-temperature cold storage warehouse in Richmond, CA. The objectives of the M&V study were to determine the effectiveness of TES on energy efficiency and temperature stability with an ammonia-based refrigeration system.

The utility rate plan for this facility includes increased pricing for kWh consumption and peak kW demand during a 13-hour peak period (8:30 am to 9:30 pm) Monday through Friday that accounts for nearly 50% of the annual energy costs at the Dreisbach facility.

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March 12, 2018

Frozen Food Quality in the Cold Chain

Blog, Cold Storage

Cold storage operators are tasked with keeping frozen food at the appropriate temperatures as it travels from farm to fork. Different foods and even different elements within the food require different temperatures to remain frozen. The key to maintaining food quality and shelf life is temperature stability, and Thermal Energy Storage (TES) provides more stable temperatures on the way food’s final destination.

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July 21, 2017

Viking Cold Thermal Energy Storage System Reduces Frozen Gourmet’s Energy Costs by Over 27%

Cold Storage

For businesses in the frozen food market, energy costs are a major expense. Reducing the electricity used in storage facilities directly impacts the bottom line, making it a top priority for owners and operators. Cold storage operators who make the move to an innovative thermal energy storage system will realize significant cost savings, enhanced product monitoring, and protection for low temperature cold storage.

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May 11, 2017

Viking Cold Makes Cost-Efficient Energy Decisions

Cold Storage, Supermarket

Viking Cold is a thermal energy storage company transforming the cold chain in the cold storage and supermarket industries. Though the refrigeration industry can be slow to change, Viking Cold has caused major disruption by creating solutions and technologies that make cost-efficient energy decisions while protecting the integrity of the products stored.

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April 12, 2017

Real-Time Energy Consumption Reporting Lowers Utility Bills

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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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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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?

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