Storage Tanks for Solar Thermal Space Heating
In general, solar thermal space heating installations that include storage use either water or sand as the heat storage medium. They use one big tank or a series of smaller ones plumbed together to provide the same volume of storage. If the system uses a single tank, it's generally unsealed: the tank can be opened without affecting the system, unlike pressurized tanks for domestic hot water applications. Both drainback and pressurized solar thermal systems can use storage tanks for space heating purposes.