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Solar + Thermal Energy Storage

Solar energy is, by some studies, the cheapest form of electrical energy generation, as well as the cleanest, delivering exceptional benefits for both the planet and for businesses. Yet, in order to maximize the return on solar requires an efficient way to store that energy and flexibility for its future use.

Viking Cold has developed the only proven, environmentally friendly way to store solar energy in the cold storage market (the highest energy demand per cubic foot of any industrial category). Review the third-party Emerging Technologies Coordinating Council Study.

The solution is the combination of solar generation and Thermal Energy Storage (TES). Our TES system allows you to store solar energy in the form of cold and then release that energy when it’s most cost effective.

The Viking Cold TES system has no mechanical components and is the perfect solution to managing demand and solar shift (the “duck curve”) for your facility. We leverage the existing refrigeration equipment to minimize energy costs while simultaneously maintaining temperature control.


Learn how PV Generation + Thermal Energy Storage reduced overnight grid usage by 95% and reduced overall refrigeration energy consumption by 39% at the San Diego Food Bank’s 90,000 square foot warehouse.


LAYERS OF PROTECTION

Protection From Rising Peak Energy Charges

Viking Cold’s System stores thermal energy during low cost periods of the day and uses it during high cost periods of the day saving you up to 90% of peak demand charges.

 Protection That Lasts

The Viking Cold solution is designed to last 20 years, has no moving parts and is maintenance free. Unlike competing products, the system is easy to install and works alongside your existing refrigeration equipment.

 Thermal Backup Protection

When the power goes out or mechanical systems fail, Viking Cold systems keeps your facility cold. Your business is protected from costly product loss.

 Protection In Real-time

Our monitoring and reporting system provides predictive tools to protect your business. When refrigeration begins to degrade, alarms provide early warning before expensive problems arise.

 Protection For Your Bottom Line

Viking Cold Solutions™ will work with your company to install a system tailored to your business, with many flexible purchase options to protect your balance sheet.

Estimate your energy savings with our facility survey


THE KEY COMPONENTS

Viking Cold Solutions™ enables companies to achieve a 20%-35% reduction in energy consumption.

Heat rises and is absorbed by TES modules

Heat is efficiently removed from TES modules by the chiller fans

THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE
(TES)

Phase Change Material (PCM)

  • Viking Cold proprietary formulations
  • Solutions of water and inorganic salts
  • Environmentally safe and non-toxic
  • Engineered for specific temperatures
  • Available -26°C to +2°C

TES Modules

  • Individually sealed bottles of PCM
  • High surface area ratio
  • Efficient heat transfer
  • Variety of installation options

ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EMS)

  • Central microprocessor controller
  • Multiple temperature sensors
  • Equipment energy meters

Viking Cold proprietary algorithms

  • Keeps food safe at stable temperature
  • Optimizes thermal energy storage
  • Optimizes energy consumption
  • Minimizes equipment runtime
  • Programmable to change schedules for load shift or demand response

CUSTOMER REMOTE MONITORING
(CRM)

Temperature monitoring & alarms

  • Ensures food is protected at safe temps
  • Product assurance records

Equipment monitoring & alarms

  • Ensures proper equipment function
  • Preventive maintenance data

Energy monitoring & reporting

  • Optimizes energy savings by monitoring energy consumption in real time
  • Energy efficiency reports and recommendations

PROVEN ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND COST SAVINGS

A patented process for delivering real returns on your energy efficiency investment.  This provides quantifiable value in commercial and industrial temperature controlled facilities.


PROVEN SUCCESS

Viking Cold Solutions™ commercial and industrial freezer installations have demonstrated internationally sustained 20%-35% reduction in kilowatt hour (“kWh”) consumption and 30%-40% reduction in mechanical unit run-time.

Our Solutions are successfully installed in:

  • Industrial and Commercial retail freezers
  • Refrigerated warehousing, logistics, transportation and distribution freezers
  • Multi-site restaurant and grocery store freezers

PATENTED SOLUTION

Viking Cold Solutions™ has developed processes and technology to improve overall system energy and temperature performance, resulting in a world-class refrigeration solution.

Sophisticated software algorithms optimized in real-world deployments combined with state-of- the-art measurement components are the core of our innovation.

  • Green energy technologies designed and integrated to reduce carbon footprint
  • Delivering proven economic results that are scalable from a single location to enterprise-wide deployments
  • Viking Cold Solutions™ has a broad and strong patent which covers refrigerated warehousing, logistics, transportation, and distribution

ADVANCED SOFTWARE

Our proprietary algorithms and energy management software optimize thermal energy performance and energy efficiencies within a facility thereby reducing consumption, shifting demand and yielding lower costs. Viking Cold Solutions™ remote connectivity gives managers real-time desktop data and remote command and control at both the single location and total enterprise levels.

  • 5-year software development investment
  • Proprietary algorithms in energy management optimization
  • Cloud access gives managers real time command and control

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