Thermal Energy Storage for Sustainable Energy Consumption – Fundamentals, Case Studies and Design


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Paksoy H. Ö. (Editör)

Springer, London/Berlin , Dordrecht, 2007

  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Yayınevi: Springer, London/Berlin 
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Dordrecht

Özet

We all share a small planet. Our growing thirst for energy already threatens the

future of our earth. Fossil fuels—energy resources of today—are not evenly

distributed on the earth. 10% of the world’s population exploits 90% of its

resources. Today’s energy systems rely heavily on fossil fuel resources which

are diminishing ever faster. The world must prepare for a future without fossil

fuels. Sustainable energy consumption—thereby maintaining continuity and

security of energy resources—has become urgent matter for all countries.

Concerns over an imminent climate change have increased as a consequence

of global warming and many recent storms, “heat waves,” as well as “blackouts”

experienced around the world.

Thermal energy storage provides us with a flexible heating and/or cooling

tool to combat climate change through conserving energy and increasing

energy efficiency. Utilizing local and renewable sources can be greatly improved

and made more productive when coupled with thermal energy storage

systems. Thermal energy storage can also be used to level out both diurnal and

seasonal peaks occurring in energy demand curves, especially those which result from cooling demand.