SolChemStore

Efficient system to enable storage of high temperature solar heat energy

The objective of the project is the development of a thermo-chemical heat storage technology suitable of storing heat at temperatures between 100-200°C to increase the energy efficiency in industrial processes, in particular in the food industry. The application of solar thermal systems like Fresnel collectors should be facilitated by this as well. The basic principle used for heat storage is a reversible, exothermal reaction of two fluids. Within the project different reaction pairs and system configurations will be investigated and evaluated.

Project information

Project title

SolChemStore – Efficient system to enable storage of high temperature solar heat energy

 

Project duration

November 1, 2011 – January 31, 2014

 

Coordinated by

  • Sico Technology GmbH

 

Project partners

  • Industrial Solar GmbH, Germany
  • Malthe Winje Automasjon AS, Norway
  • Hermanos Cuevas S.A., Spain
  • Heckmann GmbH, Germany
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V., Germany
  • Teknologisk Institutt, Norway

Funding

The research leading to results in this project receives funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 286935.

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