SUN

Gives us clean energy

Every day

NEW

MATERIALS

Can store heat

For longer periods

NOVEL

SYSTEMS

Store summer heat

For use in winter

Description of Thermal Storage

Thermal storage technologies play a very important role in achieving the European targets for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. This is because thermal energy storage enables a higher portion of renewables to be supplied and because the storage technologies also create better efficiencies, by balancing the availability and the demand, for a range of energy conversion technologies.

The final impact of thermal storage is very high, as 49 % of all the primary energy consumption in Europe is for heating purposes. If a technology has impact in this sector, it will automatically have impact on the energy supply as a whole.

EU Primary Energy Consumption