Design for a solar thermal energy storage system uri icon


  • © 2016. The Authors.The design of a Thermal Energy Storage unit (TES) is shown to use solar energy at times where there is intermittent, shortage or lack of solar radiation. The TES unit is made of five parts: heat reservoir, heat reservoir container, heat receptor - transmitter system, thermal insulator and structural support. The TES unit material's must be abundant, be of common usage in industry, obtained either from recycling or industrial wastes. Also the materials must be non - toxic and non - flammable. Three TES designs will be shown pointing out the opportunity areas found in each one in order to achieve a TES unit with the best performance possible.

Publication date

  • January 1, 2015