SWS-Heating: Development and validation of an innovative solar compact selective-water-sorbent-based Heating system [Grant 764025]

[Call: H2020-LCE-2017-RES-RIA-TwoStage; Topic: LCE-07-2016-2017, Developing the next generation technologies of renewable electricity and heating/cooling]

The SWS-HEATING project is developing an innovative seasonal thermal energy storage (STES) unit with a novel storage material and creative configuration, i.e. a sorbent material embedded in a compact multi-modular sorption STES unit. This will allow to store and shift the harvested solar energy available abundantly during the summer to the less sunny and colder winter period thus covering a large fraction of heating and domestic hot water demand in buildings. The targeted benefit of this next generation solar heating technology is to reach and overcome a solar fraction of 60% in central/north Europe, reaching 80% in the sunnier south of Europe, with a compact and high-performing STES system at low cost, realizing solar- active houses throughout EU.

This project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programs under the project SWS-Heating (764025).