Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

SWS-HEATING

Development and Validation of an Innovative Solar Compact Selective-Water-Sorbent-Based Heating System

SWS-HEATING is developing an innovative seasonal thermal energy storage (STES) unit with a novel storage material and creative configuration based on a sorbent material embedded in a compact multi-modular sorption STES unit.

It will allow to store and shift the harvested solar energy available abundantly during the summer to less sunny and colder winter periods, thus covering a large part of domestic heating and hot water demand all year round.

In more detail, the project plans to develop a compact and high-performing STES system at low cost. It will then commission a building prototype including the SWS-heating system which will be tested and validated in Germany and Sweden. The long-term goal is to contribute to the development of solar-active houses throughout the EU.

The project's ambitious goal is to meet over 60% of energy demand of buildings located in Northern and Central Europe with solar energy. In Southern Europe, which is generally sunnier, SWS-HEATING hopes to cover 80% of buildings' energy demand by producing energy from the sun.

Project reference: 
764025
Topic: 
LCE-07-2016-2017
Call for proposals: 
H2020-LCE-2017-RES-RIA-TwoStage
Duration: 
01/06/2018 to 31/05/2022
Funding scheme: 
RIA
Total cost: 
€5,236,489
EU contribution: 
€4,994,926
Coordinator: 
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA