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Development and Validation of an Innovative Solar Compact Selective-Water-Sorbent-Based Heating System

Objective

The SWS-HEATING project will develop an innovative seasonal thermal energy storage (STES) unit with a novel storage material and creative configuration, i.e. a sorbent material embedded in a compact multi-modular sorption STES unit. This will allow to store and shift the harvested solar energy available abundantly during the summer to the less sunny and colder winter period thus covering a large fraction of heating and domestic hot water demand in buildings. The targeted benefit of this next generation solar heating technology is to reach and overcome a solar fraction of 60% in central/north Europe, reaching 80% in the sunnier south of Europe, with a compact and high-performing STES system at low cost, realising solar-active houses throughout EU.
The SWS-heating system is based on a multi-modular sorption seasonal thermal energy storage (STES) unit, using novel sorbent materials of Selective Water Sorbents (SWS) family characterised by superior heat storage density compared to the state of the art, making it possible to drastically decrease the storage volume with negligible thermal losses. These materials are employed in a sorption module with dedicated heat exchangers. Solar heat is provided to the storage modules by high-efficiency evacuated tube solar thermal collectors. Intensive research activities will deal with an advanced vacuum combi-storage tank, with the aim to further minimise thermal losses. A smart and adaptive control will be developed for efficiently managing heat supply and demand sides, including advanced features aiming at user-friendliness. A building prototype will be commissioned including the SWS-heating system, which will be tested and validated in Germany and Sweden and proof all challenging objectives.
The project also includes dissemination and communication activities to ensure outreach of its results. Moreover, exploitation activities include long-term deployment path development through a technology roadmap.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/solar energy

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2017-RES-RIA-TwoStage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 710 625

Participants (15)

UNIVERSIDAD DE LLEIDA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 552 500
Address
Placa Victor Siurana 1 1
25003 Lleida
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 544 375
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
FAHRENHEIT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 312 500
Address
Siegfriedstr 19
80803 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OSTBAYERISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE REGENSBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 499 945
Address
Prufeninger Strasse 58
93049 Regensburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
USER FEEDBACK PROGRAM SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 196 875
Address
C Sant Jaume Apostol 8
25126 Almenar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 301 875
Address
Piazza Dell Universita 1
06123 Perugia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BORESKOV INSTITUTE OF CATALYSIS, SIBERIAN BRANCH OF RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Prospect Akademika Lavrentieva 5
630090 Novosibirsk
Activity type
Research Organisations
AKOTEC PRODUKTIONSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 452 500
Address
Grundmuhlenweg 3
16278 Angermunde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
T.E.A.V.E LTD
Greece
EU contribution
€ 228 750
Address
16, Taxiarchon Str.
17563 Paleo Faliro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL PRODUCTS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 144 375
Address
Mere View Industrial Estate Unit 32 Yaxley
PE7 3HS Peterborough Cambs
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INNOHEAT SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 353 750
Address
Hanogatan 5
211 24 Malmo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 209 043,75
Address
Sussex House Falmer
BN1 9RH Brighton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
E3G INGENIERIA Y ENERGIA, SOCIEDADLIMITADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 243 750
Address
Avda De L' Estudi General Num 7 Altillo 5
25001 Lleida
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KOKORELIA ARCHITECTS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 77 812,50
Address
18 Coopers Close Burgess Hill
RH15 8AN West Sussex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 166 250
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments