Burning gas and oil to supply heating (or cooling) is one of the major causes of global CO2 emissions.
Without effective decarbonisation of the heating sector, the Paris climate accord goals will not be attainable. At the same time, using of renewable energies for heat generation opens a whole new market segment with great potential.
Solar and wind energy fluctuate and do not follow demand.
Our combined-heat-and-power (CHP) storage systems smooth out these fluctuations and bring CO2-free heat and electricity into the market in line with demand. They store generation peaks from wind and solar decentrally as high-temperature heat at 600°C. We can then use this stored thermal energy either directly as heat or, if necessary, convert it back into electricity.
Our systems thus enable a cost-effective and decentralized 100%-renewable energy supply from clean, but intermittent green electricity production. By storing the peaks, we also relieve the transmission networks.
By effectively coupling the power and heating sectors, our technology thus solves one of the fundamental challenges in transitioning to a cost-effective, low carbon energy economy.