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Methods To Store Solar Energy

As solar energy cannot be generated anytime in a day, it should be stored. The stored energy can be utilised when sunlight is not available. The photovoltaic solar panel does not work properly on a cloudy day. If the sky remains overcast for several days, the photovoltaic plants produce substantially low electrical output. However, on a bright sunny day, maximum electricity is generated. Therefore, storage facilities should be in place to allow the plant to create energy for electricity production. Solar energy in Tasmania should be stored to feed various industrial sectors and houses during dull days. Energy previously saved provides a continuous electrical output.

Here are a few methods of energy storage:

Storage Through Heat Storage:

Solar energy can be stored by making a material rise in temperature. The energy storage is referred to as sensible heat storage. The material used in the process should not undergo any change.

Energy Storage Through Water Storage:

Solar energy storage in Tasmania can also be done through water storage system. Water is the most natural means to transfer heat and store thermal energy. Water can be directly stored in an insulated tank. Water storage is considered an excellent system because:
- It is low-priced, readily available and valuable material to store heat.
- Water has high storage capacity.
- Addition and removal of energy are done by water itself; hence, it saves the cost of the storage medium.
- Pumping cost of water is less than the others.

Energy Storage Through A Pebble Bed:

Rock, pebbles, crushed stones and gravel are a reasonable heat transfer medium. Rocks can contain more heat than water. Pebble beds reduce the total system cost as they can be used for storage purpose at high temperatures. Unlike water storage, rocks can be used to an average heat as well. If you want to use water as energy storage, you need to maintain high temperatures as well as pressure to contain st ...

News Release: Methods To Store Solar Energy
Submitted on: January 31, 2018 12:57:33 PM
Submitted by: Rory Scott
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