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Tailor-made flexible thermal storage systems

Type of activity
Competitive project
Acronym
FLEX2
Funding entity
EUROPEAN INST OF INNOV.& TECHNOL.
Funding entity code
FLEX2
Amount
6.160,00 €
Start date
2014-01-01
End date
2014-12-31
Abstract
The transition of our electrical grid from a centralized controlled grid to a decentralized grid, with plenty fo renewables sources, will increase the volatility on the different electricity markets. In order to react to these fluctuations, many devices can steer their energy production and consumption. In order to guarantee comfort settings, many heating devices will profit from thermal energy storage. Today large thermal energy storage tanks are mostly constructed of reinforced concrete, pre-stressed concrete or steel. The latter results in low flexibility and high installation costs, thus preventing a widespread break-through in hospitals, office buildings, green houses, schools, apartment blocks, etc. The FLEX2 project targets a low-cost and flexible hermal energy storage system. Its solution consists of a flexible thermal buffer made of vessels of coated textiles, insulation material and an integrated control systems.
Scope
Europa
Call year
2014
Funcding program
Knowledge Innovation Communities
Funding call
Grant Agreement
Grant institution
European Institute For Innovation And Technology

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