Design of a 100 MWhth packed-bed thermal energy storage

Zanganeh, Giw and Pedretti, Andrea and Zavattoni, Simone and Barbato, Maurizio and Haselbacher, Andreas and Steinfeld, Aldo (2014) Design of a 100 MWhth packed-bed thermal energy storage. In: Energy Procedia SolarPACES 2013 International Conference, 17.09.2013-20.09.2013, Las Vegas, USA.

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A thermal energy storage (TES) system was designed based on a packed bed of rocks as storing material and air as heat transfer fluid. A pilot-scale 6.5 MWhth TES unit was built and tested. A dynamic numerical heat transfer and fluid flow model was developed and experimentally validated with measurements obtained from the pilot-scale TES unit. The simulation model is applied to design an industrial-scale 100 MWhth TES unit for a solar power plant currently under construction in Morocco.

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