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ICE Cold Storage Cuts Energy Costs 75% with Solar Power

sunpowersolarpanelsIn a dedication ceremony, Hamann Construction, Innovative Cold Storage Enterprises Inc. (ICE), San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), and SunPower Corp. have announced the completion of ICE II, ICE’s new solar-powered 134,511-square-foot cold storage building in San Diego, California. ICE expects to reduce its energy costs by more than 75 percent with the 1.1-megawatt, high-efficiency SunPower solar power system.

Storing four times as much product as the original plant, while using half the power, the “cool roof” solar system, designed to maximize insulation, is projected to generate 72 percent of the energy used by the facility, says ICE. The system also is expected to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions by almost 1.5 million pounds annually.

Financing for the solar power system was shared equally by Innovative Oil and Gas, a Hamann entity, and SDG&E, which will share renewable energy credits. The collaboration was part of SDG&E’s Sustainable Communities Program that sponsors green building, energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives.

SDG&E awarded Hamann and ICE over $225,000 in incentive funding for the energy-efficient features and advanced technology designed into the building. These features include high-efficiency ammonia refrigeration, motion-detector-controlled LED lighting, ten 1-kilowatt wind turbines, rechargeable forklifts, narrow aisle racking and rainwater collection systems. The building is expected to attain gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.

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8 thoughts on “ICE Cold Storage Cuts Energy Costs 75% with Solar Power

  1. Pakistan is facing serious electricity shortage, 10 to 12 hour there is no electricity for domestic, agricultural, commercial and industrial user. Being an agro based economy loses are heavy which is reflected in food inflation. RSM Integrated Technologies is try to introduce solar electricity in agricultural sector the progress is slow because farming community is comfortable in old methods because it is cheap, however due 10 to 12 hours electricity shut down they are incurring heavy loses and some smart farmers are asking for alternate solution. We are offering the solar powered DC submersible to solve there water problem, some farmers also have cold storage facility now they are looking for options to switch to Solar powered cold storage system they can to afford heavy investment, therefore we request you if you can provide a workable solution at low investment cost they will be willing to consider it. The demand is big the only thing are afraid of is investment and new technology they have reservation will it work and fulfill their requirement.
    Therefore we request you to kindly propose us option to share with them and will provide with their feedback.
    Saeed Ahmed Khan
    RSM integrated Technologies.
    PH # +92-213-4632475-76
    Cell # +92-300-8246384

  2. It is an excellent techonology and in fact will also be helpfull in countries like india.
    i appriciate and thank the team for save earth effort.

  3. Definitively impressive.At Gujarat-India also,we are interested to set up such cost effactive and energy saving project provided offered with proven track record in the field.

  4. i, want to build a huge commercial cold storage using solar power and electric. it is going to be in arabian country with a lot of sun shine. can u help and supply technology?

  5. we have a potato cold storage we want to introduce solar power system in our cold storage so let us know how could i introduce this felicity ????

  6. Dear all,I have cold storage and 2 ice factories in pakistan and i m paying 15000 USD electric bill.As we have a good sunshine in pakistan.So i m intrested to know the cost and how the solar plates will be supplied and fixed.

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