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Utilization of Solar Thermal Energy Storage using Phase Change Materials: A Review


Joyal J , Nanda Engineering College; Rajkumar R, Nanda Engineering College; Gokul R, Nanda Engineering College; Dhanraj P, Nanda Engineering College; Arunkumar S, Nanda Engineering College


Fossil Fuels, Solar Energy, PCM, TES System


Now a day’s reduction in the fossil fuels availability leads to the energy crisis. Renewable sources like solar energy being a major replacement for the fossil fuels deficiency, utilization of such renewable energy effectively without any energy losses is a major challenge since the energy requirement is rising day by day. This paper is about utilizing the solar thermal energy using Phase Change Materials (PCMs). Thermal Energy Storage (TES) System serves as alternatives for the conservation of energy efficiently. PCMs have the capability of storing large amount of energy for lateral purpose. A good PCMs should have high heat of fusion, high thermal conductivity, high specific heat and density, long term reliability, and dependable freezing behavior. However high level of utilization is possible only if the effective technology for its storage can be developed with acceptable costs. PCMs for TES should be encapsulated, because they are generally solid-liquid phase change materials. This paper reviews about Thermal Energy Storage systems and PCMs characteristics and their behavior.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV6I110162
Published in: Volume : 6, Issue : 11
Publication Date: 01/11/2019
Page(s): 364-367

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