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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 …
PVT heat pump

“PVT heat pump systems will become standard in the Netherlands”

After France, the Netherlands has the largest specific PVT area installed per 1,000 inhabitants in Europe. At the end of 2022, a total of 111,342 m2 of PVT collectors were in operation. Between 30,000 and 40,000 m2 are added every year. A well-established Dutch industry offers PVT elements. We spoke …
Big solar heat deal

Big solar heat deal in the Chilean copper sector made possible by two people

Construction will start on three enormous solar industrial heat plants in Chile in the next months. The Chilean power utility Gasco is investing USD 71 million in three flat plate collector fields with a total capacity of 154 MW and will deliver heat for the electrowinning baths to the two …

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