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Accumulator (thermal)

A thermally insulated container filled with a suitable medium for storing thermal energy. It can store either surplus thermal energy, e.g., from a concentrating solar power plant, or biomass burning power plant. The heat accumulator can also heat its contents using electricity. A well-known heat accumulator is the hot water boiler. Large capacity heat accumulators may contain oil, molten salts, or silica sand.