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The Netherlands and Spain drive SHIP market 2023

The Netherlands and Spain drive SHIP market 2023

The world market for solar process heat (SHIP) continues to pick up speed. In 2023, the newly installed capacity tripled compared to the two previous years. The project developers reported 116 systems with a capacity of 94 MW. A year earlier there were also 116 systems but with only 31 …
Life Cycle Assessment

Facilitating the private sector on the way to climate neutrality

The IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme wants to help industries and associations identify their environmental footprint. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a suitable method to compile the environmental impacts of a product throughout its life cycle. The newly started IEA SHC Task 71 on Life Cycle and Cost Assessment …
Sand Batteries provide district heating

Sand Batteries provide heat to district heating networks in Finland

Polar Night Energy is the only manufacturer with a solid-particle storage system among the companies of the survey with a commercial project. The company from Finland promotes its storage system under the brand name Sand Battery, as the vessel is filled with sand. The first commercial Sand Battery with 8 …
Heat storage market is getting hotter

Heat storage market is getting hotter

Among the high-temperature storage solution providers that have reached an advanced stage in terms of commercialization are also Brenmiller from Israel and Rondo Energy from the USA. Brenmiller, with its bGen product, has already commissioned four projects at its clients’ sites in the USA, Israel, Brazil and Italy since 2022 …
Efficiency boost

Efficiency boost and time saver for heavy industries

Eco-Tech Ceram from France is about to commission its third commercial high temperature storage tank solution at Wienerberger, a brick and tile producer south of Paris. There, two Eco-Stock units with 2.3 MWh each save waste heat from the ovens to be provided to the dryers. Eco-Stock units store heat …
Storing high-temperature heat for commercial clients in Denmark, Norway and Belgium

Storing high-temperature heat for commercial clients in Denmark, Norway and Belgium

The level of commercialization was one of the key questions we asked all high-temperature storage solution providers in the survey carried out at the beginning of 2024. Among the 31 companies in the overview are six companies that have already put commercial storage into operation: Brenmiller (Israel), Eco-Tech Ceram (France), …
power-to-heat solutions

Worldwide overview of high-temperature energy storage system providers

High-temperature thermal energy storage is one important pillar for the energy transition in the industrial sector. These technologies make it possible to provide heat from concentrating solar thermal systems during periods of low solar availability including overnight, or store surplus electricity from the grid using power-to-heat solutions and provide heat …
solid-media high-temperature storage

“There is a great deal of experience with solid-media high-temperature storages”

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) develops thermal storage solutions and collaborates actively with a number of startups and manufacturers in the field of high-temperature storage. Annelies Vandersickel, Head of the Department Thermal Process Technology at the DLR is one of the institute’s dedicated experts on thermal energy storage technology. We …


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