MINISTOR

Project Manager:

Marco Rocchetti
Energy Services & Sustainability

MiniStor (Minimal Size Thermal and Electrical Energy Storage System for In-Situ Residential Installation) is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The MiniStor project aims at designing and producing a novel compact integrated thermal storage system for achieving sustainable heating, cooling and electricity storage that can be adapted to new and existing systems in residential buildings. It is based on high performing thermo-chemical material reaction combined with hot and could PCM. Eighteen partners across the European Union, Switzerland and the UK work together to harness the large potential of EU buildings to increase its energy efficiency performance by providing a new and innovative solution. MiniStor´ system optimizes the use and management of thermal energy by allowing it to be stored, levelling demand peaks and increasing the use of renewables affected by intermittency such as solar-based heating.

The MiniStor system is to be demonstrated and validated in four demonstration sites located in Ireland, France, Greece and Hungary to test its effectiveness at different local climatic conditions, facilitating market replication while offering an innovative, efficient and clean thermal and electrical energy storage solution for all Europeans.

The MiniStor system is to be demonstrated and validated in four demonstration sites located in Ireland, France, Greece and Hungary to test its effectiveness at different local climatic conditions, facilitating market replication while offering an innovative, efficient and clean thermal and electrical energy storage solution for all Europeans. The system is managed by a smart Building Energy Management System that connects to the Internet of Things. The system can have as input energy obtained from a variety of renewable energy sources such as hybrid photovoltaic thermal panels.

R2M is responsible for the exploitation activities of the project. R2M it is also strongly involved in the economic assessment of the solution and the business model developing, in market and stakeholder analysis and needs.