Energy Efficiency through Thermal Energy Storage - Evaluation of the Possibilities for the Swedish Building Stock, Phase 1
2010 (English)In: Clima2010, Antalya, Turkiet, 2010Conference paper (Other academic)
As a first step in assessing the potential of thermal energy storage in Swedish buildings, the current situation of the Swedish building stock and different storage methods are discussed in this paper. Overall, many buildings are from the 1960’s or earlier having a relatively high energy demand, creating opportunities for large energy savings. The major means of heating are electricity for detached houses and district heating for multi dwelling houses and premises. Cooling needs are relatively low but steadily increasing, emphasizing the need to consider energy storage for both heat and cold. The thermal mass of a building is important for passive storage of thermal energy but this has not been considered much when constructing buildings in Sweden. Instead, common ways of storing thermal energy in Swedish buildings today is in water storage tanks or in the ground using boreholes, while latent thermal energy storage is still very uncommon.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Antalya, Turkiet, 2010.
thermal energy storage, energy efficiency
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-118730OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-118730DiVA: diva2:607601
Clima2010 , Antalya, Turkiet, 9-12 maj, 2010
QC 201302222013-02-252013-02-252013-02-25Bibliographically approved