Accession Number:

ADA028083

Title:

Solar Energy Storage,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Low temperature processes for solar energy storage have been evaluated. Temperatures are low enough so that relatively inexpensive flat plate solar collectors can be employed. Low temperature reactions are proposed which demonstrate the principles of chemical storage of solar energy. Certain of these reactions could be laboratory tested with little difficulty since they yield products which separate naturally. The most practical low temperature system analyzed to date is the heat of vaporization storage system. The storage capacity for this system, typically about 200 kcalliter, is close to an order to magnitude better than conventional sensible heat storage in water. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Energy Storage

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE