Ice storage is a clean, reliable and least-cost distributed energy storage solution for the grid. Since 2005, Ice Bears have been installed in more than 40 utility services, transforming inefficient and polluting air conditioners into efficient and clean cooling systems. With a reliability record in excess of 98%, they benefit both utilities and their customers. Ice Bear ACs and modifications improve the efficiency and resiliency of the grid, lower cooling bills and reduce carbon emissions.
Ice Bear charges by making ice during off-peak hours and discharges by using the stored ice to cool buildings during peak hours. Our smart Ice Bear battery reduces peak cooling electricity by 95% for up to 6 hours a day, every day.
Ice Bear is equipped with a CoolData® Controller enabled and bi-directional communications technology to provide real-time visibility and control.
Ice Bear is fitted with sensors that remotely monitor the performance of each unit.
Operating instructions and needed adjustments can be sent remotely
The Ice Bear network is a secure, private wireless network with end-to-end encryption. Servers and databases are located behind firewalls that use security best practices.
The Control Dashboard provides cumulative and real-time system performance data from aggregated and individual Ice Bear units. It also allows customers to remotely control Ice Bear and any additional demand-response assets that are connected to it.
Ice Bear storage is a commercially-proven and reliable technology that has been deployed in more than 40 utility territories with a reliability record in excess of 98%. Each Ice Bear battery is designed to last 20 years and requires minimal maintenance. A smart-grid controller monitors the system’s performance, controls its operation and allows for most repairs and fixes to be performed remotely. Our thermal batteries are backed by Ice Energy’s comprehensive warranty.