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Title: Assessment of cool storage in commercial building applications

As part of its storage assessment program, Argonne National Laboratory is evaluating cool storage technologies for electric load leveling in commercial building applications. Analysis of conventional chilled water and ice storage systems indicate that paybacks of less than four years are available under the partial storage, or load leveling, mode of operation. Storage systems with sufficient capacity to eliminate on-peak chiller operations entail larger initial capital outlays and longer paybacks under existing commercial-class electric rate schedules. Improved performance and lower costs could be achieved through R and D to improve the match between the storage and the chiller systems and through development of improved latent heat systems.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5582542
Report Number(s):
N-8325073
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: In Proc. of the 6th Ann. Thermal and Chem. Storage Contractors' Rev. Meeting p 166-175 (SEE N83-25057 14-44)
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 25 ENERGY STORAGE; COLD STORAGE; COOLING SYSTEMS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS; COOLING; COST; COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS; HEAT STORAGE; HEAT TRANSFER; BUILDINGS; ENERGY STORAGE; ENERGY SYSTEMS; ENERGY TRANSFER; STORAGE 320104* -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Commercial & Industrial Buildings-- (-1987); 250600 -- Energy Storage-- Thermal