Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Energy Storage in Commercial Buildings

Commercial Buildings represent a large portion of total energy consumption. Property managers are actively seeking ways of better managing their energy costs through efficiency measures as well as innovative means of optimizing their expenditures under time of use (TOU) electricity rates and other variable pricing structures offered by utility companies.

While uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) are currently the most common form of energy storage in commercial buildings, thermal energy storage (TES) technologies are capable of storing a comparable amount of energy. 

TES systems offer large storage capacity, to shift hours of cooling load in large buildings and campuses, from on-peak to off-peak periods. The wholesale cost to utilities for on-peak electricity is higher, compared to off-peak. Some regional regulations allow utilities to pass this cost difference to their commercial customers, with demand charges and/or TOU rates. 

TES systems with Phase Change Materials are designed for both cool and hot energy storage. The application provides thousands of cycles per lifetime, multiple hours of duration per cycle, and a cost-effective price. 
A customer can use an integrated energy storage system to manage their building energy cost. 

RGEES, LLC is manufacturer of PCM based Cold Chain Refrigerants.
More info: http://rgees.com/

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