energy storage

New York is Spurring the Deployment of Energy Storage

Samantha Leroy, ERS, for Zondits When establishing Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) in 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo set aggressive and exacting energy generation, usage, and efficiency targets for the Empire State. Targets set to be achieved by 2030 include a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the 1990s, 50% of electricity generated from renewable […]

Refrigeration

New Technologies Give Contractors Numerous Options for Refrigeration Systems

Supermarket Refrigeration Systems Are Constantly Evolving achrnews.com, September 4, 2017 When it comes to talking about emerging refrigeration system architectures for supermarkets, it’s good to start by taking a deep breath. The days of centralized direct-expansion (DX) systems aren’t necessarily over, but those systems have been joined by a host of new technologies, including distributed […]

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Significant Improvements from Low-Charge-Ammonia Packaged Units

Low-charge scenarios serving North American plants Ammonia21, June 12, 2017 Packages and ammonia/CO2 systems reduce ammonia charge, improve safety and boost efficiency, according to ATMOsphere America case studies. Low-charge-ammonia packaged units and ammonia/CO2 cascade systems installed at industrial plants are drastically cutting ammonia charge, increasing safety and increasing efficiency throughout North America, according to case […]

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Refrigeration Battery Developed by Axiom Exergy Wins 2017 Gold Stevie Award

Axiom Exergy Wins Gold Stevie Award in 2017 American Business Awards   In an acknowledgement of its advancements in thermal energy storage, Axiom Exergy has won the Gold Stevie® Award for Energy Innovation in The 15th Annual American Business Awards. The award recognized Axiom for its Refrigeration Battery which is currently operating at a Whole […]

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Study Verifies Savings for Viking Cold Thermal Energy Storage System

Viking Thermal Energy Storage System Demonstrates Savings in Study ACHR News, December 5, 2017 Viking Cold Solutions, a supplier of thermal energy storage systems, announced that a Southern California utility, along with an independent third party energy management firm, ASWB Engineering, completed a field demonstration study of the Viking Cold thermal energy storage (TES) system. […]

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Trump Issues a Freeze Impacting Pending Energy Efficiency Regulations

Trump’s regulatory freeze halts four Obama rules aimed at promoting greater energy efficiency The Washington Post, January 21, 2017 Nearly simultaneously with President Trump’s oath of office Friday, the White House website shifted to remove climate change related content from the Obama administration and supplant it with a new statement of Trump’s energy policy — one focused, it said, reducing […]

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Chilling Food by Turning Waste Heat into Sound Waves

Novel refrigerator turns waste heat into sound waves to cool down stuff ZME Science, December 13, 2016 Japanese researchers have demonstrated an innovative refrigerator that employs a thermoacoustic engine to cool things down to a minimum temperature of -107.4 C. This sort of heat engines based on sound waves have been researched since the 1990s for […]