Considering the current state-of-the-art in Thermal Energy Storage technologies, the main motivations of this project are:
To reduce the high costs in existing storage systems, To look for viable possibilities for thermal energy storage systems which are still undeveloped
The aim is the development of cost-effective thermal storage systems for Concentrated Solar Power, with an investment cost of less than 25€/kWh of storage capacity. One of the outcomes of this project will be to provide the Consortium with experimental and numerical tools/platforms for future designs and industrial technological support, attracting customers of the solar energy field.
Galione, P.A.; Perez, C.; Rodriguez, I.; Torras, S.; Rigola, J. Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems p. 832-841 DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2015.03.099 Presentation's date: 2014-09 Presentation of work at congresses