Project Description

Realization of a storage prototype used in R&D projects, capable of storing heat up to 900°C.

Its storage capacity is around 80 KWh at 900°C.

It can be charged using electrical resistances or gas burners.


It is used for R&D studies on:

  • electrical heat storage (Power To Heat)
  • coupling storage to an ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) system for producing electricity from heat (Heat To Power)
  • new heat storage materials
  • the compatibility of storage materials with combustion fumes
  • the influence of the geometry of the fluid distribution system in the storage
  • intelligent remote control of a storage facility.