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Review on Solar Energy Storage in Building with Phase Change Materials

arun kumar


By improving the effectiveness of thermal storage, effectiveness of all renewable heating and cooling systems can be improved. Thermal energy storage is a green technology in which energy can be store as sensible and latent heat storage. Latent heat storage stores upto three times more energy compared to sensible heat storage. Heat is stored in phase change processes. Phase change materials reduce temperature variation in building due to high latent heat. Energy storage in building by PCMs has been the focus in this review. This paper contains a list of commercial and noncommercial PCMs useful for buildings along with their properties.

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