Thermal Energy Storage Articles

  • At 8%+ CAGR, Concentrated Solar Power Market to reach US$ 4 Bn by 2025

    As per a recent industry report put forward by Global Market Insights Inc., Concentrated Solar Power Market is forecast to register its name in the billion-dollar fraternity down the line of seven years, by exceeding a revenue of USD 4 billion by 2025 with a projected CAGR of 8.5% over 2019-2025. Concentrated solar ...


    By Global Market Insights, Inc.

  • Farah Hospital to save 416,085 USD per year with TES solution - Case Study

    ARANER, is not only the leading company in Turbine Inlet Air Cooling and innovative District Cooling Solutions, but has also designed and implemented some of the world’s biggest Thermal Energy Storage Systems. Just as we did with Farah Hospital located in Amman (Jordan), which is considered the biggest and most prestigious hospital in the Middle East. We take on each Thermal ...


    By Araner

  • How Do Stratified Thermal Energy Storage Tanks Work?

    The world is facing two headaches in regards to energy development: new sources of energy and innovation of affordable and efficient energy storage systems. Energy wastage is a chief concern and the solutions provided by stratified thermal energy storage systems give a massive boost to cost saving measures. At ARANER, we are constantly innovating and looking for the solutions that will ...


    By Araner

  • Morocco calls for IPP projects; UAE uses sand for storage

    Solar thermal news you need to know. Morocco calls for Midelt solar projects The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) has called for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) to develop the first phase of the Noor Midelt Solar Complex (NoorM 1). In a document published on December 31, MASEN ...


    By New Energy Update

  • US energy-dense storage system set to raise tower efficiency

    Southern Research plans to commission by October 2017 a 1 MWh(th) energy storage demonstration unit using its high temperature thermochemical technology, following a recent funding boost from the US Department of Energy. The Alabama-based developer was one of 14 research groups which were awarded in September a combined $32 million from the US ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Designing renewable contracts that value CSP storage

    As California ramps up its storage requirements, it has not included Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) with integrated energy storage. Instead it is testing pilot projects using batteries at utility-scale, even though it must be obvious to bean counters at utilities ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Entropy generation assessment of shell and tube latent heat storage unit

    Thermodynamic optimisation for latent heat thermal energy storage unit (LHSU) is carried out using the theory of minimisation of entropy generation number. The influence of key parameters like heat transfer fluid (HTF) inlet temperature, initial temperature of phase change material (PCM) and mass flow rates of HTF on entropy generation number is analysed. Analysis is carried out for two PCMs, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Research team in PCM storage breakthrough

    Storage tanks at Valle 1 and 2, in Cadiz, Spain. Image courtesy of Sener.   Researchers in Catalunya have modelled a radical new PCM storage design that could deliver a 74 % thermal capacity efficiency with 32 % less salt than a traditional ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Exergy analysis of a multi–tank thermal storage system for solar heating applications

    This paper presents the results of an experimental study on the stored exergy of a stratified multi–tank system when subjected to various charge and discharge strategies. Tests were performed over 8–h and 48–h test periods, for constant temperature charging, variable input power charging, constant volume hourly draws and variable volume hourly draws. For each set of test parameters, three ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Can the Solar Hourglass serve as a CSP landmark?

    A CSP project proposal has won first place in the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) competition, but can the design make it beyond paper? By Heba Hashem October was an eventful month for Santiago Muros Cortés. The Argentina-based architect impressed the jury in Copenhagen with his plan for a Solar Hourglass that ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Energy and exergy analyses of solar ponds in the Indian climatic conditions

    Energy and exergy analyses of a salinity–gradient solar pond (SGSP) (100 × 100 m²) are carried out in the Indian climatic conditions. It has been found that the highest amount of useful low–grade thermal energy, i.e., 24,260 and 28,119 MJ, can be extracted at 80 and 85°C temperature from heat storage zone (HSZ) of the solar ponds at New Delhi and Bhavnagar in the month of May, respectively. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Bringing stability to the Grid: AES Energy storage angamos Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) - Case Study

    Opportunity In 2011, AES Gener, in cooperation with its subsidiary Empresa Electrica Angamos, completed construction on a 544MW thermal power plant in the town of Mejillones in Northern Chile. The plant provides electricity to this important mining region. To ensure grid reliability against transmission or generation losses, power generators in the region each hold back capacity to meet ...

  • CSP and mining in Chile

    With a mining industry that produces 35% of the world´s copper, it is imperative for Chile´s economic growth to produce energy from a source that is secure, dispatchable and unlimited. In an exclusive online webinar last week, hosted by CSP Today, experts discussed the positive impact that solar CSP could have on Chile’s mining industry. With many mining markets located in ...


    By New Energy Update

  • The progress of the SunShot Initiative examined at CSP Today USA 2013

    CSP Today USA 2013 (26-27 June, Las vegas) will host exclusive SunShot Initiative roundtables to share the latest R&D aimed at driving down CSP costs and optimizing system efficiency. Since the U.S. Department of Energy launched its Sunshot Initiative in February 2011 the program has funded over 150 projects focused on the research and development of Photovoltaic (PV) and ...


    By New Energy Update

  • CSP could be the best energy solution for the mining industry

    Chile could be the make or break of the concentrated solar power industry in finding a way to work closely with the mining industry. Many mining companies in the Great North would greatly benefit from being able to take advantage of an abundant and free solar resource that could eliminate reliance on expensive energy imports. As part of the inaugural CSP Today LATAM conference, CSP Today has ...


    By New Energy Update

  • CSP Thermal Energy Storage vital for utilities and grid operators

    The modern age of CSP can arguably be traced back to the 354MW Solar Energy Generating Systems (SEGS) in the Mojave desert, which now make up the oldest operating plant in the world, as well as one of the largest. However, recent developments in the industry will see SEGS eclipsed by 5 projects that are scheduled to come online in 2013-14, with a combined total of 1312MW. The five plants in ...


    By New Energy Update

  • 2013: An important year for CSP in the United States

    Last week the CSP Today Global Tracker revealed that between now and early 2014 the total generation capacity of concentrated solar power in the United States will increase by more than 120%. Currently, 571.16MW of CSP capacity has been commissioned in the United States, but with five large-scale projects scheduled for completion in 2013-14 this capacity is set to increase by 120%, a further ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Exclusive interview with CEO of Solar Reserve

    Last week Solar Reserve made headlines with their new 200MW CSP project announcement in Colorado. This week CSP Today gained exclusive access with Kevin Smith, CEO of Solar Reserve ahead of him speaking at CSP Today USA 2012 on 27-28 June in Las Vegas London, CSP Today CSP Today: There is currently 1200MW of CSP underway which demonstrates a significant achievement for the industry. What do ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Solar tunnel drier with thermal storage for drying of copra

    A natural convection solar tunnel drier integrated with rock bed as sensible heat storage material was developed to test its performance for copra drying. The experiments were carried out with and without the integration of heat storage material. The temperature gradient inside the tunnel drier is about 10–25°C during the clear day and 7–12°C during off–sunshine hours, which is quite sufficient ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Thermal characteristics in latent heat energy storage system using paraffin wax

    An energy storage system has been designed to study the heat transfer characteristics of paraffin wax during melting and solidification processes in a vertical annulus energy storage system. In the experimental study, three important issues are focussed. The first one is temperature distribution in the phase change material (PCM) during the phase change processes. The second one is the thermal ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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