Nostromo, has launched its IceBrick™ TES(Thermal Energy Storage) cell designed to be the core element of a cost-effective, behind the meter storage system. It consists of plain water and a proprietary nucleate.
According to the company, each cell can store and discharge an amount of energy which is equivalent to 25 kWh of electricity consumed by cooling systems at peak demand hours. Weighing only 1,000kg (2,200lbs) and measuring 50x50x400cm (20"x20"x157") the IceBrick is the first ever modular cell that can be installed on rooftops and along exterior walls, taking up minimal amounts of space. IceBrick'sdesign has an expected cost of $250 per kWh, an estimated reduction of 80% when compared to the leading ice storage systems.
According to Yaron Ben-Nun, Founder, and CEO of Nostromo, “Nostromo has developed a system that will cost half as much as Li-ion systems and won't be using any rare or poisonous materials. With our IceBrick we have redesigned ice storage and are enabling, for the first time, the use of water as a viable energy capacitor for commercial users."
IceBrick is being presented by Yaron Ben-Nun during the Cleantech Forum taking place in San Francisco, California, today through Wednesday, January 22-24.