Phase Change Materials for Wind and Solar Energy Storage

  • Macfarlane, Douglas (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Pringle, Jennifer, Deakin University (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Kar, Mega (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • White, Steve (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project aims to develop and demonstrate new phase change materials to advance the technology of thermal energy storage. The project will focus on new materials that store thermal energy in the temperature range between 100 - 220°C that is optimal for distributed storage of solar and wind energy. The utility and economics of renewable energy sources are strongly limited by their intermittent nature and inexpensive means of storage are urgently required. Expected outcomes of this project include a practical technology, which can be implemented at household and industry level, providing cheap energy from zero-carbon sources. The project aims to provide significant benefits to energy users and support further development of renewables.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date13/05/2012/05/23

Keywords

  • Thermal energy storage
  • Phase change materials
  • Renewable energy sources