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heat storage

[′hēt ‚stȯr·ij]
(oceanography)
The tendency of the ocean to act as a heat reservoir; results in smaller daily and annual variations in temperature over the sea.

heat storage

The storage of solar energy during the day, when it is often abundant, for use at a later time.
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The heat storage facility is located in Hamburg-Altenwerder and contains around 1,000 tonnes of volcanic rock as an energy storage medium.
The heat storage facility, which was ceremonially opened today in Hamburg-Altenwerder, contains around 1,000 tonnes of volcanic rock as an energy storage medium.
This week, Professor Jon Gluyas, of Durham University's Earth Sciences Department, updated councillors on heat storage capacity in the UK.
However, because of the mismatch between the availability of the source and the energy needs of the building, the use of heat storage technologies is needed to achieve solar energy's potential.
In winter the stove can act as a heat storage system, providing a welcome background heat.
This plant is the second unit designed and built by Sener using its own central receiver tower and molten salt heat storage technology, and one of the first ones in the world to apply this configuration on a commercial scale.
"Prolonged work in the heat causes next-day impairments in whole-body heat loss, which exacerbate heat storage and may elevate the risk of heat injury on the following day in older workers," the study authors concluded (Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, online April 21, 2018).
As part of an expansion programme, Blackburn Chemicals has installed an EPC1000ES Thermal Fluid Heater to heat process vessels, a 2500kg/h VPX Rapid Steam Generator to heat storage vessels and an HEB 850 Hot Water Boiler to heat the process water, all from Babcock Wanson.
Remarkably, phase change materials (PCMs) are latent heat storage materials, and the thermal energy transfer occurs when a material changes from solid to liquid or liquid to solid which is called the phase transition process.
At present, a CSP-PV hybrid power system is being built in Ottana of Italy, the system is comprised of a 600 kW linear Fresnel concentrated solar power with 15MWh heat storage and a 400 kW photovoltaic system with 430 kWh battery.
This includes not only integrative energy budget terms such as net radiation, which provides much of the available energy for latent and sensible heat fluxes, but also individual factors such as incoming shortwave radiation (dependent on latitude, cloud cover, and elevation), surface albedo (dependent on snow/ice cover and light attenuation), reservoir heat storage (dependent on mean depth, volume, clarity, and ice thickness), incoming longwave radiation (dependent on atmospheric profiles of temperature, humidity, and cloud cover), sediment heat flux, and advective sources of energy (i.e., precipitation, groundwater, surface inflows, and outflows).