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Materials for Compact Thermal Energy Storage: A New IEA Joint SHC/ECES Task

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Marco Bakker, Wim G. J. van Helden

Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), Petten, The Netherlands

Andreas Hauer

Zentrum für Angewandte Energieforschung (ZAE), Garching, Germany

Paper No. ES2009-90260, pp. 871-875; 5 pages
  • ASME 2009 3rd International Conference on Energy Sustainability collocated with the Heat Transfer and InterPACK09 Conferences
  • ASME 2009 3rd International Conference on Energy Sustainability, Volume 2
  • San Francisco, California, USA, July 19–23, 2009
  • Conference Sponsors: Advanced Energy Systems Division and Solar Energy Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4890-6 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3851-8
  • Copyright © 2009 by ASME


A new IEA Task has recently been initiated to develop new storage materials. This Task is implemented as a Joint Task between the Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) and Energy Conservation through Energy Storage (ECES) Implementing Agreements, and is entitled “IEA SHC/ECES 42/24: Compact thermal energy storage: material development for system integration”. The objective of this Task is to develop advanced materials for compact storage systems, suitable not only for solar thermal systems, but also for other renewable heating and cooling applications such as solar cooling, micro-cogeneration, biomass, or heat pumps. The Task will cover phase change materials, thermochemical and sorption materials, and composite materials and nanostructures, and will include activities such as material development, analysis, and engineering, numerical modelling of materials and systems, development of storage components and systems, and development of standards and test methods. The main added value of this Task is to combine the knowledge of experts from materials science as well as solar/renewable heating and energy conservation. The Task has officially started on January 1, 2009, and will last for four years.

Copyright © 2009 by ASME



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