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My master thesis deals with systems with several operating states that generate heat and store it in a heat storage. Thereby I analyze combined heat and power plants with combustion engines, but also heat pumps.

Now I am looking for a comprehensive term for such systems in my thesis and in the title. The term "heat generators" seems a bit too simplified to me.

Are there any more specific alternatives for a comprehensive term that might also point to the heat storage tank and the limited number of operating states?

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  • $\begingroup$ What about solar water heating and inter-seasonal storage some excellent material about that... $\endgroup$ – Solar Mike May 25 at 15:26
  • $\begingroup$ Seems like "thermal storage" would be the key point to differentiate the plants you're looking for from others. $\endgroup$ – Mark May 25 at 15:29
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the suggestions. I'm still thinking. My colleague uses the term 'systems with decoupled demand' - what do you think of that? $\endgroup$ – Anne Bierhoff May 26 at 20:03

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