Seasonal Heat Storage in Underground Warm Water Stores (Construction and Testing of a 500 M3 Store)

  • Kurt K. Hansen
  • Preben N. Hansen
Conference paper
Part of the Solar Energy R&D in the European Community book series (SRDA, volume 2)


The project contains the projection, the construction and the testing of the efficiency of a 500 m3 warm water store. The aims of the project are:
  • gathering practical experience with the actual realization of the pilot plant;

  • monitoring the overall behaviour of the storage system;

  • verification and modification of the digital computer program.

In this paper the results of the first phase, the examination of the soil conditions on the site of the store and the projection of the storage system, are given.


Storage System Heat Pump Solar Collector Thermal Energy Storage Solar Energy Application 
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Literature references

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© ECSC, EEC, EAEC, Brussels and Luxembourg 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kurt K. Hansen
    • 1
  • Preben N. Hansen
    • 1
  1. 1.Technical University of DenmarkLyngbyDenmark

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