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Title: Thermal energy storage devices, systems, and thermal energy storage device monitoring methods

Thermal energy storage devices, systems, and thermal energy storage device monitoring methods are described. According to one aspect, a thermal energy storage device includes a reservoir configured to hold a thermal energy storage medium, a temperature control system configured to adjust a temperature of the thermal energy storage medium, and a state observation system configured to provide information regarding an energy state of the thermal energy storage device at a plurality of different moments in time.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1324681
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA) PNNL
Patent Number(s):
9,441,889
Application Number:
13/247,926
Contract Number:
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Sep 28
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE