Compact bio-based thermal energy storage for buildings
Thanks to an innovative concept, based on two different storage devices, a new kind of phase changing materials and a smart energy management, the project aims to promote the use of renewable energies thanks to a better coupling between the production and the consumption of energy, in the forms of heating, cooling and hot tap water.
ComBioTES thermal energy storage solution for buildings is based on a smart and switchable association of two compact thermal energy storages composed of: • A first compact latent thermal energy storage, using high performances bio-based PCM to store energy for space heating and hot tap water. • A second compact and switchable thermal energy storage, which is able to store hot tap water during winter for instant use or ice during summer for free cooling. • High performances bio-based Phase Change Materials (PCM). • Thermal Management system able to manage and control the energy flows (i.e. heat and electricity) of the compact thermal energy storage developed in order to meet a number of operational objectives simultaneously.