The viability of thermal energy storage

Kaygusuz K.

ENERGY SOURCES, vol.21, no.8, pp.745-755, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00908319950014489
  • Title of Journal : ENERGY SOURCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.745-755


With rising energy costs and an ina-easing demand for renewable energy sources, thermal energy storage (TES) systems are becoming an interesting option. TES is a key component of any successful thermal system and a good TES should allow, minimum thermal energy losses. In this study, various ways of thermal conservation are outlined and discussed, both theoretical and experimental. In this respect, the TES systems and their practical applications and some selection criteria have also been given.