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Central Solar Heating Plants With Seasonal Storage

Overview

Through the use of central solar heating plants with large, seasonal storage systems, solar energy can be collected during the summer and stored until needed in the heating season when solar radiation is often insufficient. As a result of the Task 7 collaboration, significant advances were made in this technology.

During the first phase, participants collected engineering, performance and cost data on the major component subsytems. A parallel effort involved the development of MINSUN, a simulation and optimization program for central solar heating plants.

In the second phase, MINSUN was used to make a systematic evaluation of various design concepts and to identify thise which appeared to be modt promising. During phase III, participants exchanged data on the design, construction and operation of existing or new CSHPSS systems and jointly evaluated this information.

 

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Task Information

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Duration
1979-1988

Operating Agent
Sweden

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