Chapter 5

Storage of Solar Thermal Energy in Dependency of Geographical and Climatic Boundary Conditions

Roman Marx    Institute of Thermodynamics and Thermal Engineering (ITW), Research and Testing Centre for Thermal Solar Systems (TZS), University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

Abstract

Thermal energy storage is a method to balance the temporal fluctuating solar heat gained by solar thermal collectors with the heating demand for domestic hot water preparation and space heating on the building level. Both solar yield and heating demand depend on climatic boundary conditions, which change depending on geography. Furthermore, regulations on building standards in different countries or local individual user behaviors (e.g., for hot water ...

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