energy storage

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CHESS SETUP, a European project seeking buildings’ energy self-sufficiency   Low temperature thermal demand (Domestic Hot Water and heating) is worth 50% of the apartment buildings’ needs. A new European project looks for the most efficient solution to cover up this demand with solar energy, even during the months with the lowest level of solar radiation.
Post date: 4 Aug 2016
Type: News

So far seasonal storage systems, mostly realised as hot water storage systems, had to be rather large in order to use summer heat for heating during the winter. Smaller storage systems tend to cool down too quickly. Therefore seasonal storage systems are mostly applied for housing estates or large consumers. Within the SolSpaces project, scientists are developing and testing a new solar heating system including an evacuated tube air collector and a thermochemical heat storage system to store solar heat for the use in winter.
Post date: 4 Jul 2016
Type: News

Bisher waren saisonale Wärmespeichersysteme (meist ausgeführt als Warmwasserspeichersystems) sehr groß, um die Nutzung von sommerlicher Wärme in der Winterzeit zu ermöglichen. Kleine Speicher kühlen zu schnell aus. Deshalb wurden solche saisonalen Speicher auch meist in Siedlungen oder für Großverbraucher eingesetzt. Im SolSpaces-Projekt des ITW der Universität Stuttgart entwickeln und testen Forscher ein neues solares Heizsystem das Vakuumröhren-Luftkollektoren mit einem thermochemischen Speicher koppelt.
Post date: 4 Jul 2016
Type: News

Banking on renewables: Energy storage for prosumers - The role of energy storage in enabling consumer self-generation and consumption of electricity from renewables  
Post date: 30 May 2016
Type: Event

Buildings are more than just stand-alone units using energy from the grid. They are becoming micro energy hubs consuming, producing, storing and supplying energy more flexible than before.
Post date: 24 May 2016
Type: Publication

The Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy (AMIE) demonstration project, led by the Energy Department's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and many industry partners, is one of the world’s first 3D printed houses. It is an entire integrated system that shares energy; it is a house, a vehicle, solar panels, energy storage and intelligent controls.   Components of the building and vehicle were 3D printed using the laboratory’s Big Area Additive Manufacturing Machine (BAAM) - one of the world’s largest and most productive 3D printers today.  
Post date: 4 Mar 2016
Type: News

Post date: 15 Jun 2015
Type: Event

A new report released on 9 June 2015 by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on the side lines of IRENA’s 9th Council meeting prioritizes 14 action items across five priority areas where governments and industry can work together to facilitate the development of policies on energy storage.
Post date: 15 Jun 2015
Type: News

A recent announcement from Nissan on its electric LEAF car and e-NV200 van includes reference to its Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technology, realised in Europe in partnership with Endesa.
Post date: 31 May 2015
Type: Note