Applicability of Thermal Storage Systems to Air Force Facilities
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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Thermal storage is a technology that shifts the electrical demand for air conditioning from on-peak to off-peak periods. This is accomplished by chilling a storage medium during off-peak periods, storing this medium in an insulated container, and using it during on-peak periods to provide cooling. The result of this action is a lowered electric bill. This study approaches this issue from both a qualitative and a quantitive stand point. The qualitative portion addresses the general validity and effectiveness of thermal storage. The quantitative portion determines the specific market potential of packaged ice thermal storage systems for the 51 CONUS bases studied based on three initial cost scenarios.
- Energy Storage