Thermal Energy Storage Working Group

General Coordination: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., CIEMAT, Spain

Objective

Promoting collaboration on Thermal Energy Storage (TES) to improve its reliability, integration on CSP plants and to develop a common language.

Activity lines:

Storage Materials

Coordinators:

  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., IMDEA Energía, Spain
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Tecnalia, Spain

Current status:

Results of the launched round robin tests:

Characterization of specific equipment for commercial TES

Coordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., CIEMAT, Spain

Current status:

Problems and proposed tests under discussion.

Prototype testing

Coordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., CEA, France

Current status:

Existing related documents analyzed -> proposal to limit the scope of the activity to thermocline storage and latent heat storage. Key features under discussion.

Survey of R&D Activities on Thermal Storage Systems

Coordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., CIEMAT, Spain

Current status:

Survey of R&D activities on TES updated on January 2017.

Report: Survey on R&D Activities

News:

  • 23-24th June 2015: Workshop at CIEMAT premises.

Last June, CIEMAT hosted the first workshop of the just born TES working group where the activity lines and corresponding responsible people were defined.

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Attendees to the Workshop on behalf of their corresponding centers and companies (SUPSI, DLR, Weizmann Institute, Tecnalia, CEA-LITEN, IMDEA Energía, University of Évora, CENER, ENEA, Abeinsa BD, Abengoa Research, SENER and CIEMAT).