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Solar assisted high temperature heat pumps for molten salt energy storage applications.

Objective

Aiming at an integrated EU energy system, the work programme expresses the need for Europe to develop next generation competitive technologies for the electricity transmission network, which will be going beyond the state of the art and will be ready to integrate the market in five to ten years' time. Among these technologies, energy storage systems play a crucial role for the flexibility, stability and security of the European electricity network in the context of a progressively higher integration of variable renewable energies into the grid.
The main objective of the proposal is the technical and economic feasibility analysis of a large-scale (50-1000MW) molten salt energy storage system based on solar assisted high temperature heat pumps (HP-MOSES).
The proposed HP-MOSES storage system consists of a solar assisted supercritical heat pump cycle converting the electricity surplus into high temperature heat during charging. The heat is then stored for the required time in a molten salt hot tank, and is converted back to electric energy in a thermal engine during the discharging cycle.
HP-MOSES is expected to be a cost-effective and commercially viable large-scale site-independent energy storage system.
With these features it can be considered as a valid alternative to existing bulk storage technologies in terms of round-trip-efficiency and cost of stored energy.

Call for proposal

H2020-SMEINST-1-2016-2017
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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1

Coordinator

TECHNOSIND SRL
Address
Via Di Vannina 88 Cap
00156 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000

Participants (1)

GA ENERGY SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Viale Giacomo Matteoti 2
03100 Frosinone
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)