Thermal Energy Storage (TES) is a technology that stores energy in the form of heat or cold. It is used to store energy generated from renewable sources such as solar and wind, as well as from conventional sources such as natural gas and coal. TES systems can be used to store energy for later use, or to shift energy from one time period to another. This helps to reduce peak demand and improve the efficiency of energy systems.
TES systems can be divided into two main categories: sensible heat storage and latent heat storage. Sensible heat storage systems use materials such as water, rocks, and concrete to store energy in the form of heat. Latent heat storage systems use phase-change materials such as waxes and salts to store energy in the form of heat or cold.
TES systems are becoming increasingly popular as a way to store energy from renewable sources. They can also be used to reduce the cost of energy storage and improve the efficiency of energy systems.
Some companies in the Thermal Energy Storage market include Ice Energy, Calmac, and Thermal Energy International. Show Less Read more