IEA SHC Task 32 deals with advanced storage concepts for low energy buildings. In the project storages based on phase change materials are used in solar combisystems, in order to reduce the emissions and increase the efficiency of biomass- and gas boilers and to increase the solar fraction
Development of an innovative business model for large-scale solar thermal plants for industrial and commercial companies
The current project has the aim to develop an innovative business model for large-scale solar thermal plants (> 500 m² collector area) for industrial and commercial companies. This business model offers the energy customer a contractually binding solution in a time frame of 3 to 5 years; also, the energy delivery costs are lower compared to conventional sources.
The central aim of this international research cooperation is to make industrial processes accessible for solar thermal plants. To achieve this aim basic information is elaborated and components as well as system engineering concepts are developed. Furthermore the intention of Task 33/IV is to survey a detail state of the art in the field of solar process heat that has a validity for Europe. The work of JOANNEUM RESEARCH - Institute of Sustainable Techniques and Systems focuses mainly on the contents of Subtask B.
Setting-up of a nitrofilm depot with optimized use of renewable energies
Activities to prepare the market for solar cooling technologies in Austria. The project was carried out in cooperation with the IEA Implementing Agreement Solar Heating and Cooling (Task 25).
Development of a mobile and modular thermally-driven-cooling-system for cooling powers ranging from 17 to 210 kW. The driving heat is provided by solar collectors and a biomass boiler. For research purposes a cooling systems (70 kW) will be installed in Gleisdorf where the company EnergyCabin is located.
Evolution of technical solutions for modular open ended near heat nets for development areas that are realized in several configuration levels. Adjusted solar heat and biomass solutions are supposed to be defined by modular construction and decentralized integration.
The project aims at the development of integration methods for solar heat into industrial production process with batch operations as typical for SMEs