The worldwide commitment towards cleaner development by scaling down hazardous carbon emissions to avoid dangerous climate change calls for solutions that allow for the exploitation of renewable energy sources, and waste heat streams, reducing the energy consumption of systems in residential and industrial sectors. On the other hand, increasing human thermal comfort in micro and macro environments is of critical importance and requires innovative and advanced technologies.
One of the enabling technologies in this view is thermal energy storage (TES), which represents an essential component in a system architecture devoted to the maximisation of the share of renewables and energy efficiency. The intense research devoted to TES has led to the commercialization of different solutions, as well as the advancement of several TES systems for the most various applications from lab-scale towards full-scale real applications.
Our HYBUILD partner CNR ITAE – Valeria Palomba – is acting as Guest Editor, together with Dr. Mohammad Saffari from University College Dublin, for a Special Issue of MDPI journal Applied Sciences on the topic of “Design and System Integration of Thermal Energy Storage“.
Deadline for contributions is 31 October 2020 and further details are available through this link.