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Phase Change Materials

Storage Solution for Solar Thermal Energy (2004)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on May 31, 2011

This is a study concerning solar storage technologies and materials presented by J. C. Hadorn from the Swiss Federal Office of Energy. Many schemes and graphics provide a visual explanation of how all presented technologies work and how they can be connected to different energy supply technologies or with energy grid.Some schemes of potentially useful materials for this function thanks to their energy densities are also available.

Ventilation Performance of Solar Chimney with Built-in Latent Heat Storage (2006)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on March 12, 2010

This document was prepared by two researchers from the Osaka University, Department of Architectural Engineering. It describes the prototype solar chimney with PCM (Phase Change Material) storage, together with a numerical model for predicting air flow rate in a solar chimney and temperature of aluminum plate, air and PCM.

More Research Needed for New Storage Materials

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on November 17, 2008

If solar energy is to be the primary or only source of heat for houses in the future, there will arise a need for storing it more efficiently. Materials have to be found that are able to hold more energy than water, but with less volume and higher loss. Task 32 of the International Energy Agency's (IEA) Solar & Cooling programme was working on this issue. The scientists presented their results at the Eurosun 2008 in Lisbon, at the beginning of October.

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