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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 […]


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,


2021 MiniStor Highlights

2021 MiniStor Highlights

If 2020 was a different year for all of us, 2021 seems to progress in a similar line, at least for the first six months of this year. Thus, some adjustments are required at all levels. Moreover, one of the pandemic’s consequence has been for us staying indoors more than never. Probably, more of our […]


CERTH: Technology innovation in MiniStor

CERTH: Technology innovation in MiniStor

MiniStor is an innovative system for the sustainable production and storage of heating, cooling and electricity. It is solar driven and utilises a combination of thermochemical (TCM) and phase change materials (PCM) for thermal energy storage (TES). This configuration enables the achievement of considerably higher energy storage density compared to competitive TE


Sustainable Places 2020 Recording Available

Sustainable Places 2020 Recording Available

Sustainable Places (SP2020) prides itself on being an ideal platform for the dissemination of research, the conduct of workshops, EU project clustering and networking between stakeholders of all types. Renowned for showcasing results coming out of the EU Horizon 2020 Framework Programme via the participation of cutting-edge research and innovation proje


EU Projects to watch: NEWCOM

EU Projects to watch: NEWCOM

NEWCOM´s website NEWCOM is a European-wide project developing on the one hand training schemes to enable construction workers and building professionals to build the nearly zero-energy building (nZEB) standard and on the other hand a basis for the mutual recognition of the developed training schemes. By NEWCOM trainings construction workers will be skilled to co


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