Duration: 1/10/2019– 31/03/2024


Bringing Advanced Heat Batteries in Residential Heat and Electric Systems Closer to Market Through Real Life Demonstration in Different Climates

Description: HEAT-INSYDE advances a ground-breaking closed-loop concept using thermochemical material to a compact domestic heat storage prototype at a Technology Readiness Level of 7 through a user-centric approach with real-life demonstrations in 3 different European climate zones. HEAT-INSYDE delivers an affordable, highly compact solution (< 1 m3) with robust, long term (> 25 years) performance. Its hybrid functionality combines compact storage with a highly efficient heat pump effect. The system balances central (grid) and decentral renewable energy supply, allowing configuration in both heat and electricity systems and creating new opportunities for grid flexibility.
The proposal is based on two recent technological breakthroughs. The first concerns a multicyclic stable thermochemical material with a high energy density that can be produced on(semi-) industrial scale at low costs. Prototype heat storage systems will be implemented in residential buildings in the Netherlands, France and Poland. As part of the project, Fasada has established cooperation with the Municipality of Gdynia that has decided to make one of their residential buildings available for demonstration purposes.  The project consortium gathers 12 partners from 6 European countries and it is coordinated by the TNO from the Netherlands.