water storage tank project Bunnik
The use of hot water tanks is one of the best known
thermal energy storage technologies. The hot water tank
serves the purpose of energy saving when e.g. applied to
a solar tap water system and an energy supply system
with cogeneration. The major aim of an electrically
heated hot water tank in a tap water system is to shave
the peak in electricity demand and consequently improve
the efficiency of electricity supply.
research project as part of the energy storage programme
has resulted in the conclusion that the water tank
storage technology has become mature and reliable. The
storage efficiency can be further improved by ensuring
optimum stratification in the tank.