Concentrated solar power with thermal energy storage can help utilities' bottom line, study shows
(Phys.org)—The storage capacity of concentrating solar power (CSP) can add significant ... value of thermal energy storage (TES) with and without storage. CSP with TES, with an ability to store thermal energy in, say, molten salt, can use its heat ...
How To Heat Up Your Room Using Just a Candle: Kandle Heeter!
The radiator absorbs and concentrates the thermal energy of the candle and converts it into dry radiant space heat. If you burn candles, now you can add their heat to your ... the ability to approach the temperature of its heat source,” says the inventor ...
Controlling thermal conductivities can improve energy storage
For the first time, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have experimentally shown that the thermal conductivity of lithium cobalt oxide (LixCoO 2), an important material for electrochemical energy storage, can be reversibly ...
How to heat your house efficiently
Insulate, insulate, insulate; then add more insulation ... A good heat-pump will have a high energy efficiency rating (that is, lots of stars on its label). To summarise then: insulate your house, as much as you can, in every way available.
Extreme heat can cause higher energy bills
Install a programmable thermostat to automatically adjust your home’s temperature settings when you’re away or sleeping. When used properly, a programmable thermostat with its four temperature settings can save about $180 a year in energy costs (Source ...