Operational experiences with rockbed storage systems
Fuller, Robert 2003, Operational experiences with rockbed storage systems, in ANZSES 2003 : Destination renewables: from research to market: 41st annual conference of the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society, Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society, [Maroubra, N.S.W.], pp. 19-25.
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ANZSES 2003 : Destination renewables: from research to market: 41st annual conference of the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society
Aye, Lu WWS Charters
Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society. Conference
Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society
Place of publication
Many rockbed thermal storage systems were installed in solar homes and greenhouses in Australia during the 1970s and 1980s. However, this technology appears to have waned in popularity since that time, although other storage options such as phase change materials are still not established alternatives. This paper re-evaluates rockbed storage technology, in the light of the experiences of users over the last 20 years. Of the 31 systems investigated, only seven were determined to be still working. There are a number of reasons for this, depending on the type and use of the system, which are discussed.
Field of Research
120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio Economic Objective
970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
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