SWS-HEATING is developing an innovative seasonal thermal energy storage (STES) unit with a novel storage material and creative configuration based on a sorbent material embedded in a compact multi-modular sorption STES unit. This will allow to store and shift the harvested solar energy available abundantly during the summer to less sunny and colder winter periods, thus covering a large part of domestic heating and hot water demand all year round.
Τhe project plans to develop a compact and high-performing STES system at low cost. It will then commission a building prototype including the SWS-heating system which will be tested and validated in Germany and Sweden. The long-term goal is to contribute to the development of solar-active houses throughout the EU.
The goal for this solar heating technology, is to meet over 60% of energy demand of buildings located in Northern and Central Europe with solar energy and to reach 80% of energy demand in South Europe.
The project also includes dissemination and communication activities to ensure outreach of its results. Moreover, exploitation activities include long-term deployment path development through a technology roadmap.
- National Technical University of Athens – Greece (Coordinator)
- Universidad de lleida Spain
- Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche – Italy
- Fahrenheit AG Germany
- Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg Germany
- User Feedback Program SL Spain
- Universita Degli Studi di Perugia Italy
- Boreskov Institute of Catalysis
- Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences
- Russian Federation
- Akotec Productionsgesellschaft MBH Germany
- TEAVE Ltd Greece
- Phase Change Material Products Ltd UK
- AIREC AB Sweden
- The University of Sussex, UK
- SINAGRO Enginyeria SLP Spain
- Kokorelia Architects ltd United Kingdom
- Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan Sweden