This study, produced by Ibrahim Dincer from the King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals in 2001, provides useful information and examples of TES (thermal energy storage) systems and applications, energy and exergy analysis techniques with a view to explore the environmental impact of this technology in terms of energy saving and GHG emission reduction.
In order to take advantage of the maximum benefits of energy storage, several actions must be put in place to coordinate the different sectors of a given energy system. TES appears to be a valuable solution to correct possible mismatches between the supply and demand of energy.
TES is mainly used for low-grade heat such as solar energy or waste heat from power generation plants and industrial thermal processes for both short and long term storage purposes in buildings. Being considered one of the most advanced and economical energy technologies, TES has been increasingly used in building heating and cooling applications.
Source: LabEE (LaboratÃ³rio de EficiÃªncia EnergÃ©tica em EdificaÃ§Ãµes)