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11.4.4.4: Small and Medium Scale Thermal Energy Storage

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    In previous sections, we focused on large-scale heat storage devices. However, there is a whole variety of small scale heat storage devices. For example, residential roof-mounted solar water heaters are popular in many countries with high sunlight.

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    Figure \(\PageIndex{1}\): A rooftop solar water heater at a building on the Mo’orea Island in the French Polynesia (photograph taken by the author).

    We will not discuss in detail the existing methods of small and intermediate scale thermal energy storage, but a good review of such technologies can be found in an article by Ioan Sarbu and C. Sebarchievici available at a research- gate.net Web page. After clicking on the link, one will see only the abstract but in the upper right corner of the screen there is an icon “Download full-text PDF”, after clicking on which the whole text will appear on the screen.


    11.4.4.4: Small and Medium Scale Thermal Energy Storage is shared under a CC BY 1.3 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Tom Giebultowicz.

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