Thermal energy storage systems theory
This course introduces system level approach to thermal energy storage (TES), considering the fundamentals of TES, and how it can improve the sustainability of energy systems.
TES is introduced by assessing the need for its application, including excess heat from industrial and energy sector installations, production and demand mismatch (especially with RES production) and the role of consumer side incentive such as dynamic electricity and heat tariffs. A common approach is taken to all TES technologies emphasising the importance of temperatures and timescale (seasonal vs short term).
The use of TES at different levels is then assessed as follows:
- Power plants, industrial level, including use of DH network for storage
- Community level e.g. ATES, BTES, CTES, PTES
- Buildings e.g. thermal mass, phase change materials, chemical storage, DSM with HP ground heat storage (rock/soil)
Delivery method: Online course with distant learning, video lectures, exercises and reflective essays. The theory course does not involve a project work.
Exam: Various individual tasks that will be evaluated during the course, individual submission dates.
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