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A solar thermal heat storage system can be designed for the following requirements:
Buffer storage
Diurnal storage
Annual storage
The three methods of heat storage are as follows:
Sensible energy storage
Latent heat storage
Thermochemical storage
A solar pond is a pool of saltwater that collects and stores solar thermal energy, the salt in the water naturally forming a vertical salinity gradient.
The analytical solution for the annual temperature variation in a solar pond has been given by Rabl and Nielsen.