Deploying Thermal Energy Storage in C&I Applications: Real-World Performance Data
The cold storage industry accounts for more than $40 billion of electricity annually and maintains the highest energy demand per cubic foot of all industrial categories. With the right resources, however, it can become a powerful load-shifting grid asset.
The San Diego Food Bank serves 400,000 people per month and stores roughly 22 million pounds of food per year. The refrigeration energy needed to store this food accounts for nearly 60% of the Food Bank’s total energy consumption. Now equipped with a solar+storage solution, however, the Food Bank is able to achieve net zero energy usage and independence from the electric grid for their refrigeration and cold storage needs.
This presentation will evaluate a case study of the San Diego Food Bank, which effectively deployed a Solar+Viking Cold Solutions Thermal Energy Storage system to shift peak demand and reduce its grid energy consumption by 95 percent.