A new ice energy-storage system better integrates wind energy at a campus in #Ireland via @DundalkIT @EnergyStorage

A new ice energy-storage system better integrates wind energy at a campus in #Ireland via @DundalkIT @EnergyStorage

At Dundalk Institute of Technology, tanks of ice store wind energy produced at night and cool classrooms during the day. A thermal-energy-storage system designed by Calmac maximizes the amount of renewable energy that can be used onsite for the university’s PJ Carroll building—a renovated cigarette factory, now a creative arts building. ----- Advertising ----- Related links Chill Factor: Ice-based Thermal Energy Storage The school is home to an 850 kW wind turbine that was installed in 2005—the first large commercial turbine on a college campus in the world, according to Dundalk. The turbine generates an estimated 1,500 MWh for the campus annually, but because the availability of wind power does not always match peak demand times, energy was often sold back to the grid. After equipping just one building with thermal energy storage, the university now uses 79 percent of the...

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