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Enhancing the energy storage capability of electric domestic hot water tanks

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Electric hot water tanks play a pivotal role as demand response assets within the UK's energy system by storing heat when energy is inexpensive and delivering domestic hot water when it is required. This role will become increasingly important if non-dispatchable renewable energy sources are to play a bigger part in the energy mix.

Historically, the design standards relating to hot water tanks have focused primarily on minimising heat losses. However, in addition to preserving energ...

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Oxford University
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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