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The Smart Readiness Indicator, key to energy storage adoption

The Smart Readiness Indicator, key to energy storage adoption

The majority of the existing European residential building stock was constructed before the European Union first established standards for energy performance, back in 2010. The revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) showed the large potential of automated, intelligent management solutions such as MiniStor’s. It also introduced the Smart Readin


State-of-the-art energy storage for the D2EPC network

State-of-the-art energy storage for the D2EPC network

Novel technologies are rapidly transforming the notion of energy efficiency, and thus the expectations of both industry and residents. Aiming to offer a better understanding of the contemporary and future landscape in terms of technical capabilities, the D2EPC project organised the session ‘Building performance assessment towards next-generation EPC’, gatheri


MiniStor reinforces ties with the construction industry

MiniStor reinforces ties with the construction industry

Displaying at the biggest construction fair in Central Europe was yet another step for the consolidation of MiniStor among the industry. The local consortium partner ÉMI, which is also responsible for the quality testing for the prototype, showed the minimal size energy storage solution for five days straight, beginning on April 6th, at Construma. Following [&he


ECTP Conference: influencing the new Built Environment

ECTP Conference: influencing the new Built Environment

The 9th ECTP Conference put MiniStor at the heart of the Built Environment community during a decisive moment. A delegation comprised by CARTIF and FEUGA presented the novel minimal energy storage solution at Madrid, formalising the alliance between the consortium and the European construction industry. The two-day event welcomed 200 attendees from the whole cons


MiniStor: Fostering the creation of residential prosumers

MiniStor: Fostering the creation of residential prosumers

Author: Alberto Belda (CARTIF) Heating, lighting, cooking… Energy is an essential element of our lives, and we all need access to it to ensure our wellbeing. However, the way we have been traditionally consuming energy is changing. The energy sector is suffering from rapid and profound changes oriented to shifting to a more sustainable approach, […]


Meet our partners: DUTh

Meet our partners: DUTh

Democritus University of Thrace (DUTh) was established in 1973, and it is among the largest universities in Greece in terms of its active student population. DUTh is involved in the MiniStor project as the owner of the Greek demonstration site, located in the university student residence in Kimmeria, Xanthi, Greece.   The pilot site is […]


Yearbook of Building Engineering

Yearbook of Building Engineering

MiniStor project has drawn the attention of the Hungarian Building Engineering Coordination Association, which included the project in their Yearbook of Building Services – 2020 (Épületgépészet Évkönyve 2020), published for the first time this year.   This first edition includes nine chapters that collect and analyze the building engineering situatio


Interview with Philipp Schütz from HSLU

Interview with Philipp Schütz from HSLU

1. What is the role of HSLU in MiniStor? We are one of 18 partners of this project and are mainly responsible for the development of the phase change material storage, the balance of plant as well as the analysis of the overall-system performance based on real-world monitoring data. Similar to the geographical position of Switzerland […]


IERC: collaborative research for sustainability

IERC: collaborative research for sustainability

The MiniStor project includes 18 research centers, universities, companies, non-profit organizations and local authorities across Europe. Among them, the International Energy Research Centre (IERC)  plays the role of coordinator for the project. In this article, we introduce you to its mission, goals and activities, as well as their tasks within MiniStor.   The


CNRS-PROMES: innovation for TCM energy storage

CNRS-PROMES: innovation for TCM energy storage

The National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) is the largest public research organisation in France, accounting for around 1 100 services and/or research units throughout the country. With more than 32 000 people (researchers, engineers, technicians and administrative staff), a 2009 budget of 3.367 billion euros, an implementation on all national territory,


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