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MiniStor (H2020)

Building Performance and Simulation

Brief

Minimal Size Thermal and Electrical Energy Storage System for In-Situ Residential Installation is a 54 months long project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme to offer a sustainable solution to harness the energy efficiency potential of the European building stock.

Project Objectives:

  • Multifunctional thermal energy storage

Design and application of an integrated, high performing, versatile, durable and multifunctional thermal energy storage system that reduces net energy consumption for heating and cooling.

 

  • Integrate self-harvesting RES options

Integrate self-harvesting RES options, electrical energy flexibility and response to grid signals, offering increase of self-consumption and better synchronization of energy flows at a building level.

 

  • Improvement of building performance

Deploy an automation framework to manage efficiently energy flows within the system and building. A home energy management system is used to improve energy efficiency in building thermal equipment.

 

  • Methods for decreased installation time

Design and construction methods to decreased installation time with minimum maintenance needs. Utilize time and cost-effective construction methods, reducing on-site installation time and disruption to occupants.

 

  • Minimum environmental impact

Develop an effective storage solution with minimum environmental impact. Economic, social and environmental issues, including comfort/indoor quality, safety and time effectiveness adopting a life-cycle approach.

 

  • Circular economy-driven business models

Elaborate and validate circular economy-driven business models (BMs) and market design to stimulate market penetration of the developed and validated integrated storage system at European level.

 

IERC Researchers: Carlos Ochoa, Maria Lopez

Partners: IERC, CERTH, CNRS-PROMES, HSLU, CARTIF, USC, ENDEF, Enetech, SGS TECNOS, EMI, WOODSPRING, CORK CITY COUNCIL, DUTH, FEUGA, R2M, University of Edinburgh

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