The ice storage system necessitates control decisions that take into account both the renewable power available to run the chillers and the storage charge and discharge rates based on the current state of thermal charge
. The Renewable Control strategy flowchart is shown in Figure 7.
If reasonable forecasts of the required thermal loads were known then the thermal charge
levels of the system could be set.
It is now established that "molecularly doped polymers" form ideal systems for studying hopping transport and thermal charge
generation, Mort and Pfister (1).