Chapter 3

Innovative Systems for Storage of Thermal Solar Energy in Buildings

Lingai Luo1; Nolwenn Le Pierrès2    1 Laboratoire de Thermocinétique de Nantes (LTN-CNRS UMR 6607), La Chantrerie, Nantes Cedex, France2 LOCIE, CNRS UMR 5271-Université de Savoie, Polytech Annecy-Chambéry, Campus Scientifique, Savoie Technolac, Le Bourget-Du-Lac Cedex, France

Abstract

This chapter presents the thermal energy storage technologies suitable for low temperature (up to 150 °C) solar thermal applications in buildings. In the first part, insight is provided into recent developments about systems technologies and materials, their classification, limitations, and potential solutions for their application. In the second part, special focus is given on an ...

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