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Minimal Size Thermal and Electrical Energy Storage System for In-Situ Residential Installation

Objective

The EU building stock has large potential to increase its energy efficiency with solutions that can be integrated to existing dwellings and through different measures. One of them is optimizing the use and management of thermal energy by allowing it to be stored, levelling demand peaks and increasing use of renewables affected by intermittency such as solar-based heating. The MiniStor project aims at designing and producing a novel compact integrated thermal storage system for achieving sustainable heating, cooling and electricity storage that can be adapted to existing systems in residential buildings. It is based on a high-performing CaCl2/NH3 (calcium chloride/ammonia) thermochemical material reaction combined with parallel hot and cold phase-change materials for flexibility and usage year-round. It also stores electrical energy in a Li-ion battery that responds to grid signals and can sell to the electrical grid. The system is managed by a smart Building Energy Management System that connects to the Internet of Things. The system can have as input energy obtained from a variety of renewable energy sources such as hybrid photovoltaic thermal panels. This arrangement is demonstrated and validated in four demonstration sites (Ireland, France, Greece and Hungary), testing its effectiveness at different local climatic conditions and facilitating market replication. The system provides stability, performance and use of at least 20 years, an estimated compact storage material volume of 0.72 m3, reduced net energy consumption in a building by at least 44% and a return-on-investment period of 6.7 years, using high energy density storage materials that reach storage densities up to 10.6 times higher than water.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Address

Western Road
T12 Yn60 Cork

Ireland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 083 578,75

Participants (17)

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ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 900 000

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 570 787,50

FACHHOCHSCHULE ZENTRALSCHWEIZ - HOCHSCHULE LUZERN

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 580 250

FUNDACION CARTIF

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 378 000

SUNAMP LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 807 128

SUNAMP SWITZERLAND GMBH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 287 957,25

EDILIANS

France

EU Contribution

€ 456 312,50

ENDEF ENGINEERING SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 258 212,50

ENETECH SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 33 906,25

SGS TECNOS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 100 887,50

EMI EPITESUGYI MINOSEGELLENORZO INNOVACIOS NONPROFIT KFT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 320 625

FAFORRAS FAIPARI KORLATOLT FELELOSSÉGU TARSASAG

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 290 346,88

CORK CITY COUNCIL

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 335 751,25

DIMOKRITIO PANEPISTIMIO THRAKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 360 375

FUNDACION EMPRESA UNIVERSIDAD GALLEGA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 263 312,50

R2M SOLUTION SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 306 687,50

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 204 715

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 869821

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2019

  • End date

    30 April 2024

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 628 021,25

  • EU contribution

    € 7 538 833,38

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland