According to the International Renewable Energy Association (IRENA) the share of renewable energy is bound to increase in order to meet future predicted CO2 emission budgets, and could account for >70% of the total energy supply in the EU in 2050. Increasing energy system flexibility has become a priority in the transition to renewable energy. HEAT-INSYDE provides a so-called heat battery solution that will accelerate the application of decentralised heat storage in the renewable energy system, providing both heat and electricity.
HEAT-INSYDE is an Innovation Action (IA) project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Coordinated by TNO and with a strong industry presence, HEAT-INSYDE brings together all relevant stakeholder groups in the value chain for making a heat battery a concrete solution for affordable, compact, and long-term performance in sustainable energy provision. The consortium also includes the City of Eindhoven, which constitutes a large-scale pilot opportunity and a national funding multiplier.
The primary objective of HEAT-INSYDE is to advance 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 aims to deliver 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.
Within the HEAT-INSYDE Innovation Action, accelopment is a member of the consortium and is responsible for ensuring an efficient and effective communication of the project to the wider society and in achieving successful dissemination and exploitation of results. Furthermore, accelopment will support the project coordinators in project management activities.
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