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Thermal Energy Storage Systems for Energy Efficient Buildings. An integrated solution for residential building energy storage by solar and geothermal resources

Objective

There is a compelling need of encouraging energy efficiency in buildings, enhance green technologies and promote advance thermal energy storage solutions. TESSe2b will enable the optimal use of renewable energy and provide one of the most advantageous solutions for correcting the mismatch that often occurs between the supply and demand of energy in residential buildings. The target of TESSe2b is to design, develop, validate and demonstrate a modular and low cost thermal storage technology based on solar collectors and highly efficient heat pumps for heating, cooling and domestic hot water (DHW) production. The idea is to develop advanced compact integrated PCM TES tanks exploiting RES (solar and geothermal) in an efficient manner coupled with enhanced PCM borehole heat exchangers (BHEs) that will take advantage of the increased underground thermal storage and maximize the efficiency of the ground coupled heat pumps (GCHP). The two TES tanks developed within TESSe2b project will be integrated with different PCM materials; (i) enhanced paraffin PCM, (ii) salt-hydrates PCM, while in both of them a highly efficient heat exchanger will be included. Even if the concept of phase change thermal stores has been demonstrated, TESSe2b project discriminates itself through incorporating; (i) PCM materials innovation, (ii) advanced energy management through self-learning model-based control system, (iii) enhanced PCM BHEs (v) compact modular design of thermal storage tank. Since the lifetime of TESSe2b solution is among the most critical factors determining its acceptability, reliability and success the on the long run, special emphasis will be given in the life-expectancy of the involved components.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/mathematics/applied mathematics/numerical analysis
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data analysis
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/classical mechanics/fluid mechanics/fluid dynamics
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/meteorology/solar radiation
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/automation and control systems
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/classical mechanics/fluid mechanics/computational fluid dynamics

Call for proposal

H2020-EeB-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

INSTITUTO POLITECNICO DE SETUBAL
Address
Edificio Sede Campus Do Ips
2910-761 Setubal
Portugal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 501 250

Participants (10)

CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION
Greece
EU contribution
€ 467 500
Address
Marathonos 19Th Km
19009 Pikermi
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNOLOGIKO EKPEDEFTIKO IDRIMA STEREAS ELLADAS

Participation ended

Greece
EU contribution
€ 362 495,29
Address
3 Klm Palaias Ethnikis Odou Lamias Athinon
35100 Lamia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GEOTEAM TECHNISCHES BURO FUR HYDROGEOLOGIE, GEOTHERMIE UND UMWELT GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 482 500
Address
Bahnhofguertel 77/4
8020 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PANEPISTIMIO IOANNINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 286 250
Address
Panepistemioypole Panepistemio Ioanninon
45110 Ioannina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SZKOLA GLOWNA GOSPODARSTWA WIEJSKIEGO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 425 375
Address
Ul. Nowoursynowska 166
02 787 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 641 875
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 150
44801 Bochum
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASOCIACION ECOSERVEIS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 296 325
Address
Calle Camprodon 3
08012 Barcelona
Activity type
Other
PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL PRODUCTS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 329 375
Address
Mere View Industrial Estate Unit 32 Yaxley
PE7 3HS Peterborough Cambs
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Z & X MECHANICAL INSTALLATIONS LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 340 000
Address
12 Agapinoros Str
8049 Paphos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 178 754,71
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments