Latent heat storage for solar heating and cooling systems

C.A. Infante Ferreira     Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands


This chapter discusses the aspects that should be considered when selecting the latent heat storage for a specific solar heating and cooling application. It positions latent heat storage in relation to solar heating and cooling systems helping determine the storage size and the temperature level. It quantifies temperature losses and indicates how the major sources of irreversibilities can be quantified. It shows how the savings related to energetic performance can be determined. It distinguishes between stationary phase change materials (PCMs) and pumpable slurries of PCMs, and it illustrates the advantages ...

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