Sugar Alcohol based Materials for Seasonal Storage Applications

Solutions developed

The SAM.SSA project aims at developing new phase change materials (PCM) for thermal energy seasonal storage applications (STES) in the range of medium temperatures. The generated materials shall provide:
• Low cost, environmentally sound and safe solutions for seasonal storage applications
• Easy adjustment of the melting point for optimal ”tuning” to the required applications
• Energy densities > 200 kWh/m3 for compact storage
• Long-term storage with significant reduction of thermal losses
• Storage heat release at "high" temperature with reduced discharge power requirements

Main results