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    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2008 edited
    Thought I'd start a new topic - a repository for links to and info about publications on Energy Storage, which hopefully can be continuously added to and will stay somewhere on the first page of the Forum - even as a Sticky, Keith?
    Can include brief outline of what it's about and why significant.
    But this topic should NOT be used for discussion about energy storage - it should just be a concise resource - a library index, kind of.
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2008 edited
    For starters, here's a few that have appeared recently:

    From http://www.greenbuildingforum.co.uk/newforum/comments.php?DiscussionID=921&page=1

    Posted By: Jeff Norton (NZ) and jon
    I am a great fan of 'Passive annual heat storage: Improving the design of earth shelters, or, How to store summer's sunshine to keep your wigwam warm all winter' (Paperback) by John N Hait
    and would like to see more variations along the theme. Your average house sits on the ground so why not use it? why bother with massive tanks of water?

    Posted By: howdytom


    Posted By: fostertom

    John Hait's PAHS has been further developed, made more versatile, cheaper and more controllable, by Don Stephens' AGS. Here's the key links:

    http://www.primedesign.us/self_heating_houses/pahs_article_1.html - all you need to know, really, about John Hait's PAHS, the purist no-machinery concept
    http://www.primedesign.us/self_heating_houses/self_heating_houses_files/frame.htm esp frame 18 of this Powerpoint by Engineer Joe Anderson
    http://www.EinsteinCode.info to buy the ebook

    http://www.greenershelter.org/index.php?pg=3 - all you need to know about Don Stephens' AGS, which judiciously uses machinery to make it work better, in more situations
    http://www.greenershelter.org/TokyoPaper.pdf - ditto
    http://www.greenershelter.org/index.php?pg=2 - comparison between PAHS and AGS

    The penultimate one is the best intro – gives the key features reqd, used in many different mixes/combinations.

    Posted By: welshboy

    Clearly explained 70s/80s solar principles for midwest farmers http://www.ces.purdue.edu/extmedia/AE/AE-99.html and http://www.ces.purdue.edu/extmedia/AE/AE-99.html plus links to others in the series
    In the theme of annual heat storage has anybody any experience of solar pond technology? http://www.green-trust.org/solarpond.htm
    Not in the seasonal category but still making a contribution in winter and an interesting read http://www.ece.vill.edu/~nick/Solar_Heat.pdf
    Back to seasonal I think water pipes like ufh in a trombe would pass heat down to a heatstore. The trombe need not be part of the house but could be garden walls http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy04osti/36277.pdf
    and or part of the parking turning bay drive area as in http://www.roadenergysystems.nl/ just click on the brochure - basically pipes under tarmac
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2008 edited
    At quango level, this looks impressive: http://www.iea-eces.org/homepage.html (thanks to Alan Murray of Transition Town Crediton) - a wealth of material and links there.
    From this, http://www.iea-eces.org/files/brochure06.pdf is a broad-ranging primer/summary of what thermal and electrical storage is, what it achieves, and the range of methods that exist (so far)
    • CommentAuthorwelshboy
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2008
    One to add maybe http://builditsolar.com/Projects/SpaceHeating/AWaterWallIntro.pdf
    This is a water wall -heat storage and light.
    the build it solar website is a mine of information diy projects etc
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2008 edited
    Good idea for a thread, Tom!

    There's the other half of the SHC-ECES joint venture at http://www.iea-shc.org/task42/index.html which has some more recent stuff.

    In terms of practical experience, there's http://www.energetikhaus100.de/tagebuch.html which is in German but Google or Babelfish can do somewhat useful translation. I saw elsewhere that copies of the house are/were for sale for 220,000 euros.

    Hockerton is also built :) http://www.hockertonhousingproject.org.uk/ and there's a lot of logged data, I believe.

    In the non-seasonal category there's Kachadorian's hollow slabs. One summary is at http://www.rockymtsolar.com/ventedslab1.htm

    By the way, any news on your AGS retrofit?
    Of course there's the Drake Landing Solar Community in Alberta, but it's not a DIY project - still interesting though: http://dlsc.ca

    Paul in Montreal.
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2008
    Yes, I was hoping you'd post that one.
    • CommentAuthorjms452
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2013
    Two presentations dealing with energy storage (of electricity with renewables).

    Well one on flywheel storage and one on trying to create a renewable mix that doesn't need (much) storage

    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2013
    There is this one about better batteries from sulfur waste:

    And this one about the memory effect in lithium batteries:

    Maybe worth using the Wikipedia page about energy density as a benchmark:

    Not going to be any surprises in the near future, Carbon nanotubes are probably the most practical at the moment, just got to make them larger, and cheaper.
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