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Thermal energy storage systems. 46th Informatory Note on Refrigeration Technologies.

Author(s) : LAZZARIN R.

Type of article: Informatory note

Summary

The frequent variation in energy demand in many applications requires oversizing energy conversion equipment compared to average values, resulting in high investment costs and reduced performance. Renewable energies seldom ensure a steady energy supply. In the case of solar energy, a plant must face not only the obvious day-night alternation, but also the strong variations due to meteorology from one day to another and over the year.
Thermal energy storage systems offer a fundamental help to mitigate the above-mentioned undesirable effects and allow renewable energy plants to increasingly meet the energy demand.
This IIR Informatory Note illustrates the possible benefits of equipping a heating or cooling plant with a thermal energy storage system, describing the many technologies available with different capacity, cost, size and performance characteristics.

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Details

  • Original title: Thermal energy storage systems. 46th Informatory Note on Refrigeration Technologies.
  • Record ID : 30029223
  • Languages: French, English
  • Subject: Technology
  • Publishers: IIF-IIR
  • Publication date: 2022/01
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18462/iif.NItec46.01.2022
  • Document available for consultation in the library of the IIR headquarters only.