Oil- and Aluminum-Based Thermal Storage System Using Flat Plate Solar Collector

  • Vednath P. KalbandeEmail author
  • Pramod V. Walke
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Multidisciplinary Industrial Engineering book series (LNMUINEN)


The energy demand in the world is increasing day by day, and fossil fuel shortages are also increasing. Solar energy and renewable energy resources become more important. Most of the Indian population is lives in rural area and use wood for the cooking purpose. The thermal energy storage is popular in this era for the cooking purpose. Thermal energy storage system based on solar collector is developed for the cooking of bread in mind. The oil- and aluminum-based energy storage system is used for experimentation and having same storage potential and to store the energy in storage contain phase change material which have melting temperature of 210–220 °C. Energy collected by solar collector heated the fluid (i.e., soybean oil) contained in receiver tube and carry the energy to storage space. The self-circulation unit is introducing between storage and solar collector which contain soybean oil as a heat transfer fluid. Main aim of the concept is to store energy during day and utilized it in nighttime for cooking purpose.


Aluminum-based storage Oil-based storage Phase change material Self-circulation Solar collector Thermal storage 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringG. H. Raisoni College of EngineeringNagpurIndia

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