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Combined development of compact thermal energy storage technologies

Objetivo

The COMTES project has as goal to develop and demonstrate three novel systems for compact seasonal storage of solar thermal energy. These systems will contribute to the EU 20-20-20 targets by covering a larger share of the domestic energy demand with solar thermal energy.
Main objective of COMTES is to develop and demonstrate systems for seasonal storage that are significantly better than water based systems. The three technologies are covered in COMTES by three parallel development lines: solid sorption, liquid sorption and supercooling PCM.
Strength of this approach is the collaboration of three development groups in activities that pertain to the analyses, methods and techniques that concern all technologies, without risking the exchange of confidential material. In this way, the development is much more effective than in three separate projects.
The project starts with a definition of system boundary conditions and target applications. Next comes the investigation of the best available storage materials. Detailed numerical modelling of the physical processes, backed by experimental validations, will lead to optimum component design. Full-scale prototypes are simulated, constructed and tested in the laboratory in order to optimize process design. One year of fully monitored operation in demonstration buildings is followed by an integrated evaluation of the systems and their potential. When deemed successful, the involved industry partners will pick up the developed storage concepts and bring them further to a commercial level.
The COMTES project is a cooperation of key scientific institutions active in the above mentioned heat storage technologies. For the first time, all relevant research disciplines are covered in an international effort. For each development line, a top-leading industry partner contributes its know-how and experience, providing the basis for further industrial development and exploitation of project results.

Convocatoria de propuestas

FP7-ENERGY-2011-2
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Régimen de financiación

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinador

AEE - INSTITUT FUR NACHHALTIGE TECHNOLOGIEN
Dirección
Feldgasse 19
8200 Gleisdorf
Austria
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Wim Van Helden (Dr.)

Participantes (10)

EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Suiza
Dirección
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dubendorf
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Robert Weber (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
Dirección
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Andreas Heinz (Dr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Dinamarca
Dirección
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Simon Furbo (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Alemania
Dirección
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Thomas Brendel
TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE WILDAU
Alemania
Dirección
Bahnhofstrasse
15745 Wildau
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Markus Vossel (Mr.)
VAILLANT GMBH
Alemania
Dirección
Berghauser Strasse 40
42859 Remscheid
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Frank Salg (Mr.)
KINGSPAN RENEWABLES LIMITED
United Kingdom
Dirección
Gilford Road
Portadown
Contacto administrativo
Thomas Williamson (Dr.)
HSR HOCHSCHULE FUR TECHNIK RAPPERSWIL
Suiza
Dirección
Oberseestrasse 10
8640 Rapperswil
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Paul Gantenbein (Dr.)
Nilan A/S
Dinamarca
Dirección
Nilanvej
Hedensted
Contacto administrativo
Torben Andersen (Mr.)
VELUX AS
Dinamarca
Dirección
Aadalsvej 99
2970 Hoersholm
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Per Jacobsen (Mr.)