This study from 2007 explores the potential for setting up in Australia large centralized solar heating plants with seasonal storage. These are long-term storage systems, which allow energy being collected in summer, and delivered in winter. The study aims to evaluate these systems - which already exist in Europe - in an Australian context.
The study also provides the results of a simulation of a hypothetical system, which has been applied to six cities in Australia. The economic viability of the seasonal storage is the key-obstacle, which is recurrently mentioned regarding the use of this technology.
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