Project: Thermal Energy Storage with Phase Change Materials for Solar Cooling and Heating Applications: A technology viability analysis

Acronym PCMSOL (Reference Number: ELAC2015/T06-0988)
Duration 01/01/2017 - 01/01/2020
Project Topic PCMSOL focuses on the integration of shorttermthermal energy storage units (STES) using spherical capsules filled with Phase Change Materials (PCMs) an example of latent heat storage for solar cooling/heating systems (SCH) to improve energy efficiency in the institutional building sector. The main focus will be to screen for better PCM materials, finding the best method for their micro or macro-encapsulation and,finally, by using simulations and tests, verify the most appropriate STES tank size to achieve a significant solar fraction and assess their suitability for use in the fullscale SCH plant studied in this project in Almería (Spain).
Network ERANet-LAC
Call 2nd Joint Call on Research and Innovation

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Phase Change Technologies, S.L. Partner Spain
2 Wroclaw University of Technology Partner Poland
3 University of Antofagasta Partner Chile
4 University of Almeria Coordinator Spain
5 Catholic University of Bolivia Partner Bolivia