Advances in phase change materials for thermal solar power plants quality

  title={Advances in phase change materials for thermal solar power plants quality},
  author={I. Fernández and C. Renedo and S. Pérez and J. Carcedo and M. Manana},
  journal={Renewable energy & power quality journal},
Thermal solar energy offers a huge opportunity to reduce fuel dependency and environmental impact created by fossil fuel consumption. One of the main disadvantages of this renewable energy is its intermittence which decreases thermal solar power plants performance. In order to reduce cost electricity is necessary to create thermal solar plants which include thermal storage. There are different options of thermal storage: sensible, latent and chemical heat. It has been demonstrated that latent… Expand
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