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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-LCE-2017-RES-RIA-TwoStage

Coordinator

ETHNICON METSOVION POLYTECHNION
Net EU contribution
€ 710 625,00
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
157 80 Athina
Greece

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Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (15)

UNIVERSIDAD DE LLEIDA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 552 500,00
Address
Placa Victor Siurana 1 1
25003 Lleida

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Region
Este Cataluña Lleida
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 544 375,00
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
FAHRENHEIT GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 312 500,00
Address
Siegfriedstr 19
80803 Munchen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
OSTBAYERISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE REGENSBURG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 499 945,00
Address
Seybothstrasse 2
93053 Regensburg

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Region
Bayern Oberpfalz Regensburg, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
USER FEEDBACK PROGRAM SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 196 875,00
Address
C Sant Jaume Apostol 8
25126 Almenar

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Cataluña Lleida
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 301 875,00
Address
Piazza Dell Universita 1
06123 Perugia

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Region
Centro (IT) Umbria Perugia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
BORESKOV INSTITUTE OF CATALYSIS, SIBERIAN BRANCH OF RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Participation ended

Russia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Other funding
€ 241 562,50
AKOTEC PRODUKTIONSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 452 500,00
Address
Grundmuhlenweg 3
16278 Angermunde

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Brandenburg Brandenburg Uckermark
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
T.E.A.V.E LTD
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 228 750,00
Address
16, Taxiarchon Str.
17563 Paleo Faliro

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Region
Νότιος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL PRODUCTS LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 144 375,00
Address
Mere View Industrial Estate Unit 32 Yaxley
PE7 3HS Peterborough Cambs

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
INNOHEAT SWEDEN AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 353 750,00
Address
Hanogatan 5
211 24 Malmo

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Södra Sverige Sydsverige Skåne län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 209 043,75
Address
Sussex House Falmer
BN1 9RH Brighton

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Region
South East (England) Surrey, East and West Sussex Brighton and Hove
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
E3G INGENIERIA Y ENERGIA, SOCIEDADLIMITADA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 243 750,00
Address
Avda De L' Estudi General Num 7 Altillo 5
25001 Lleida

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Cataluña Lleida
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
KOKORELIA ARCHITECTS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 77 812,50
Address
18 Coopers Close Burgess Hill
RH15 8AN West Sussex

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Region
South East (England) Surrey, East and West Sussex West Sussex (North East)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 166 250,00
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00