Task 58
Task 58
SHC Task 58

Material & Components for Thermal Energy Storage

Material and Component Development for Thermal Energy Storage

This joint SHC Task 58 / ECES Annex 33 deals with advanced materials for latent and chemical thermal energy storage, Phase Change (PCM) and Thermo Chemical (TCM) materials. The task deals with these materials on three different scales:

  • Material  properties, focused on their behaviour from molecular to bulk scale, including material synthesis, micro-scale mass transport and sorption reactions;
  • Material performance within the storage system , focused on the materials behaviour and when they are implemented in the storage itself, including heat, mass, and vapour transport, wall-wall and wall-material interactions, and reactor design;
  • Storage system implementation, focused on the performance of a storage within a heating or cooling system, including for instance economical feasibility studies, case studies, and system tests.

Because seasonal storage of solar heat for solar assisted heating of buildings is the main focus of the IEA-SHC TCP, this will be one of the primary focus areas of this task. However, because there are many more relevant applications for TES, and because materials research is not and cannot be limited to one application only, this task will include multiple application areas.

Task Information

DURATION
January 2017December 2019
 

OPERATING AGENT
Dr. Wim van Helden
AUSTRIA
+31 6 2014 3224
w.vanhelden@aee.at

 
COLLABORATION

This is a joint Task with IEA ECES Annex 33

What's New
  • IEA SHC Solar Academy: Material and Component Development for Thermal Energy Storage - November 27, 2019 - The International Solar Energy Society is hosting the next webinar in the IEA SHC Solar Academy's 2019 webinar series on Task 58 - Material and Component Development for Thermal Energy Storage. The IEA SHC Task 58 focuses on advanced materials for latent and chemical thermal energy storage, Phase Change (PCM) and Thermo Chemical (TCM) materials. (Posted: 2019-10-30)
  • Encouraging faster materials development for compact storage - Research and industry experts in thermochemical storage materials are invited to participate in a workshop that will take place on 11 and 12 November in Erlangen, Germany. The objective of the event will be to outline a road map to a Thermal Energy Storage Materials Acceleration Platform (TESMAP). (Posted: 2019-10-30)
  • Solar Award Nominations are Open - The Solar Heating and Cooling Award of the IEA SHC Programme celebrates the success of those working to increase the market impact of this renewable energy source. (Posted: 2019-02-15)