Ice Balls* are 4 inch diameter plastic spheres filled with water. The balls are placed in storage tanks and frozen at night during "off peak" hours. During the following day or "peak" hours, Ice Balls are melted to provide cooling and a reduction in peak demand for electricity. The positive environmental impacts of thermal storage have been verified by the California Energy Commission. During the past 17 years, Cryogel has shipped more than 20 million Ice Balls. Ice Balls can be installed in nearly any size, shape or type of storage tank as necessary to fit into available space: steel, concrete, or fiberglass tanks; atmospheric tanks or pressure vessels; above grade or buried tanks.