solar heat storage

solar heat storage

[′sō·lər ′hēt ‚stȯr·ij]
(engineering)
The storage of solar energy for later use; usually accomplished by the heating of water or fusing a salt, although sand and gravel have been used as storage media.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The seasonal solar heat storage system are an essential element of solar systems designed for heating.
The system takes water from near the bottom of a solar heat storage tank and pumps it through a collector--where it's heated by the sun--and then back to the tank.
The building includes a massive wall running through the building east to west for passive solar heat storage. The design includes an active in-floor radiant heat system that also includes massive storage of a one-foot-deep sand bed under the concrete floor of the building.
Work on the project, which has taken three years to develop, is expected to start this year and when completed in 1999 the "super-terraces" will include a range of green technologies including solar heat storage and water recycling.
In this work, an experimental study was conducted to evaluate the effect of the solar heat storage unit (solar air collector with PCM) in the solar dryer climatic conditions at Salem, Tamil Nadu, India.