A study concludes that storing electricity in the form of heat to convert it back into electricity can be a profitable solution for self-consumption of photovoltaic electricity in homes. A residential photovoltaic self-consumption system that uses this type of thermal battery could provide savings of around 70-80% in electricity and 15-20% in heating, in addition to avoiding approximately one ton of CO2 emissions per home per year.
Euronews report on AMADEUS project aimed at storing energy at ultra high temperatures.
A group of scientists from the Solar Energy Institute is developing a prototype that aims to take advantage of energy from renewable sources by storing it as if the sun were put in a box, to be used later.
Presentation at the First International Workshop on Ultra High Temperature Thermal Energy Storage, Transfer, and Conversion (UHTES), 14-15 Nov. 2019 (Madrid, Spain).
This webinar panel discuss the latest advances in thermophotovoltaic and thermionic energy conversion technologies and explore their combination to achieve high efficiency. Panelists: Andrej Lenert, University of Michigan; Jared Schwede, Spark thermionics Inc.; Alejandro Datas, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain. Moderator: Gang Chen, MIT
Presenter: Robert B. Laughlin, Nobel laureate, Stanford University | Panelists: Alejandro Datas, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain; Asegun Henry, MIT; Andrew Ponec, Antora Energy; Mahesh Mahesh Venkataraman, 1414 Degrees, Australia | Moderator: Craig Turchi, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Starting in January 2017, AMADEUS is the first project funded by the European Commission to research a new generation of materials and solid-state devices for ultra-high temperature energy storage and conversion. By exploring storage temperatures well beyond 1000 ºC the project aims at breaking the mark of ~ 600ºC rarely exceeded by the current state-of-the-art TES (thermal energy storage) systems.
Experimental Demonstration of Thermophotovoltaic energy conversion in a report for Spanish public TV.
Seminar on energy storage at a very high temperature. The state of the art of solar thermal technology is reviewed and an alternative based on molten silicon and thermionic or thermo-photovoltaic devices, which is being developed within the European AMADEUS project, is proposed.
Webinar técnico de la serie de Webinars Técnicos FOTOPLAT: "Almacenamiento de energía a muyalta temperatura y conversión termofotovoltaica" con Alejandro Datas (IES-UPM).