Advanced thermal storages - towards higher energy densities, long term storage and broader operating ranges
December 2018 - PDF 0.19MB
Publisher: IEA SHC Task 58
As the share of renewables in energy production grows so does the role for thermal energy storage. The wide range of applications for thermal energy storage presents a broad range of development conditions for advanced thermal storage technologies to supplement the existing, widely used water-based heat storage technologies. Thermal energy storage could reveal itself as a real game-changer, allowing for a notable decrease in primary energy demand, thus reducing the energy footprint. It could also support the widespread acceptance and use of renewable energy as well as the efficient use of fluctuating energy sources.