Researchers at the MEET Battery Research Centre at Münster University have developed a new energy storage system based on dual-ion battery technology. Its long service life is promising for stationary applications. The focus of the development was on cost-effective battery systems. The key difference to lithium-ion batteries is the purpose of the electrolyte. Chemist Dr. Tobias Placke from MEET explains further that, “In the lithium cell, it serves only as a transport medium for lithium ions between both electrolytes. In the dual-ion cell, however, it is an active material.”
Post date: 8 Sep 2017
CHESS SETUP is a project designing a solution to provide energy from renewable sources to buildings.
The project´s first divulgation article aiming to explain and popularize CHESS SETUP's working principle and main objectives is available here.
Post date: 7 Sep 2017
The Horizon 2020 funded project GEOCOND (Advanced materials and processes to improve performance and cost-efficiency of Shallow Geothermal systems and Underground Thermal Storage) will develop solutions to increase the thermal performance of the different subsystems configuring Shallow Geothermal Energy Systems (SGES) and Underground Thermal Energy Storage (UTES), combining different material solutions under the umbrella of sophisticated engineering, optimisation, testing and on-site validation.
Post date: 15 Aug 2017
The Horizon 2020 funded Project SENSIBLE (Storage Enabled Sustainable Energy for Buildings and Communities) aims to develop, demonstrate and evaluate a storage-enabled sustainable energy supply for buildings and communities. The project is working towards achieving the 2030 target set by the European Union, namely to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% and create a sustainable energy supply.
Post date: 10 Aug 2017
The Horizon 2020 funded TESSe2b project (Thermal Energy Storage Systems for Energy Efficient Buildings) will enable the optimal use of renewable energy and provide one of the most advantageous solutions for correcting the mismatch that often occurs between the supply and demand of energy in residential buildings. The target of TESSe2b is to design, develop, validate and demonstrate a modular and low cost thermal storage technology based on solar collectors and highly efficient heat pumps for heating, cooling and domestic hot water (DHW) production.
Post date: 10 Aug 2017
On 14 July 2017 a settlement of plus energy houses was inaugurated with a ceremonial key hand over to the building owners. All 13 houses (nine single-family houses and four double house halves) fulfil the efficiency house plus standard defined by the German Building Ministry. As such they generate more final and primary energy from renewable energy sources than they consume if balanced over a year. This includes also the household electricity use.
Post date: 8 Aug 2017
“Compact REtrofit Advanced Thermal Energy storage - An economically affordable, compact and loss-free heat battery for existing buildings.
Post date: 28 Jul 2017
The Horizon 2020 funded DREEAM project (Demonstrating an integrated Renovation approach for Energy Efficiency At the Multi-building scale) aims to show that renovating at a larger scale opens the opportunity for a better integration of renewable energy and is generally more cost effective. The project demonstrates a multi-building and single owner renovation approach that can achieve a 75% reduction of total energy demand.
Post date: 14 Jul 2017
TILOS project (Technology Innovation for the Local Scale, Optimum Integration of Battery Energy Storage), which belongs to INEA's Horizon 2020 energy portfolio, celebrated success yesterday at the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW).
It's been named the best energy island project as well as the citizens' choice, winning two EU Sustainable Energy Awards. The prizes recognise outstanding innovation in energy efficiency and renewables.
Post date: 26 Jun 2017
The EU funded AMBASSADOR project (Autonomous Management System Developed for Building and District Levels) goal was to study, develop and experiment with systems and tools aimed at optimising the energy usage in the perimeter of a district by managing the energy flows, predicting and mastering energy consumption and energy production.
Along this line, the main objectives of the project were to:
Post date: 21 Jun 2017