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dc.contributor.advisorGannon, Anthony J.
dc.contributor.advisorPollman, Anthony G.
dc.contributor.authorHinke, Themba D.
dc.dateJune 2014
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T20:17:44Z
dc.date.available2014-08-13T20:17:44Z
dc.date.issued2014-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/42645
dc.description.abstractThis thesis outlines the design of a renewable energy heat generation system with thermal storage for DOD facilities. The DOD is seeking to implement an increased percentage of renewable energy systems at its facilities in order to improve energy security and reduce energy costs. The intermittent nature of renewable energy generation, however, presents a major challenge to full implementation. This shortfall can be overcome by targeted facility-scale energy storage that allows for increased use of renewable-only systems. Since a large percentage of the electric energy used in both residential and commercial facilities is for space and water heating, thermal storage is a viable solution. Presented in this thesis is a method for designing, analyzing, and sizing a facility-scale thermal storage system. The results demonstrate thermal storage is a more cost-effective option when compared to alternatives like battery storage. In addition to being cheaper, thermal storage systems are safer, more reliable, and have a longer life cycle.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/hotrmalstoragein1094542645
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleHot thermal storage in a variable power, renewable energy systemen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)
dc.subject.authorThermal Storage Designen_US
dc.subject.authorRenewable Energyen_US
dc.subject.authorEnergy Securityen_US
dc.subject.authorStorage Simulationen_US
dc.subject.authorFacilities Energyen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Mechanical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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