Value of Thermal Storage in Solar IPH Systems

    Research output: NRELTechnical Report


    The value of thermal storage for three solar industrial process heat systems has been determined for storage capacities of 3 to 4000 hours. The dominant source of storage value is backup fuel savings with additional value derived from increased capital equipment utilization and elimination. A computer simulation was used to model the operation of the solar IPH system and predict the amount offuel saved by heat delivered from storage.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages8
    StatePublished - 1980

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/TR-731-905


    • solar IPH systems
    • thermal storage


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