Thermal Energy Storage for Sustainable Energy Technology

Efficient short and long term thermal energy storage technologies are crucial in enhancing energy security and in improving energy efficiency in energy conversion, distribution and end use. This is underlined by several (inter)national technology visions and roadmaps, for example in the 2013 update of the Strategic Research Priorities of the European Solar Thermal Technology Panel (ESTTP) or the solar thermal roadmap of the Austrian Solar Thermal Technology Panel (Solarwärme 2020).

In the three application areas buildings, industry and mobility, the development targets and economic effects can be seen as following: