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

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
Integrated Optimal Design and Control of Fourth Generation District Heating Networks with Thermal Energy Storage
Year: 
2019
Journal: 
ENERGIES
van der Heijde, B; Vandermeulen, A; Salenbien, R; Helsen, L
Modeling the performance of a sorption thermal energy storage reactor using artificial neural networks
Year: 
2019
Journal: 
APPLIED ENERGY
Scapino, L; Zondag, HA; Diriken, J; Rindt, CCM; Van Bael, J; Sciacovelli, A
Hot tap water production by a 4 kW sorption segmented reactor in household scale for seasonal heat storage
Year: 
2018
Journal: 
JOURNAL OF ENERGY STORAGE
Gaeini, M; van Alebeek, R; Scapino, L; Zondag, HA; Rindt, CCM
Investigation of a household-scale open sorption energy storage system based on the zeolite 13X/water reacting pair
Year: 
2018
Journal: 
APPLIED THERMAL ENGINEERING
van Alebeek, R; Scapino, L; Beving, MAJM; Gaeini, M; Rindt, CCM; Zondag, HA

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