Thermal storage is a key element in most energy systems and is crucial for achieving a sustainable future with low CO2 emissions. Thermal energy storage means surplus heat or cold is stored, ready for use when a future need arises.

Thermal storage makes it possible to increase the use of variable sustainable sources such as solar and wind energy, to increase self-consumption and self-production of sustainable energy, to increase the efficiency of (sustainable) energy systems and to increase the use of residual heat in both the industry and in the built environment. In domestic applications, thermal storage addresses the imbalance that exists between the demand for heating and the heat supplied by renewable sources (such as solar panels or solar-powered heat pumps)

Publications

Optimal Control Strategies for Seasonal Thermal Energy Storage Systems With Market Interaction
Year: 
2021
Journal: 
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CONTROL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY
Lago, J; Suryanarayana, G; Sogancioglu, E; De Schutter, B
Scenario-based nonlinear model predictive control for building heating systems
Year: 
2021
Journal: 
ENERGY AND BUILDINGS
Pippia, T; Lago, J; De Coninck, R; De Schutter, B
Techno-economic optimization of an energy system with sorption thermal energy storage in different energy markets
Year: 
2020
Journal: 
APPLIED ENERGY
Scapino, L; De Servi, C; Zondag, HA; Diriken, J; Rindt, CCM; Sciacovelli, A
A 1-dimensional continuous and smooth model for thermally stratified storage tanks including mixing and buoyancy
Year: 
2019
Journal: 
APPLIED ENERGY
Lago, J; De Ridder, F; Mazairac, W; De Schutter, B
Representative days selection for district energy system optimisation: a solar district heating system with seasonal storage
Year: 
2019
Journal: 
APPLIED ENERGY
van der Heijde, B; Vandermeulen, A; Salenbien, R; Helsen, L

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