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CREATE - Compact REtrofit Advanced Thermal Energy storage

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CREATE concept

CREATE concept heat battery

Novel heat batteries to save energy and reduce CO2 production 


CREATE is a 4-year research project supported by the European Commission under the Energy Theme of the Horizon 2020 for Research and Technological development (H2020 contract #680450) with the main aim to develop and demonstrate a heat battery, i.e. an advanced thermal storage system based on Thermo-Chemical Materials, that enables economically affordable, compact and ultra low-loss storage of heat in existing buildings. The project is coordinated by TNO and consists of 12 partners from 9 European countries.
The CREATE technology is a compact thermal energy storage system for the buildings sector which will be the game changer in the transformation of our existing building stock towards near-zero energy buildings. Implementation of the CREATE concept is foreseen in typical European dwellings. To demonstrate the CREATE concept under the real conditions, the system will be installed into a single family house in Warsaw, Poland, where the climate typology delivers both cold winters and warm summers.


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