Proposals should develop advanced innovative high-density hybrid energy storage devices, targeting the efficient use and further increase of renewable energy in the built environment, and demonstrating its value in terms of flexibility in the energy systems. They should address both electrical and thermal applications and able to reach a rapid release.
Such hybrid approaches encompass different aspects, which may be addressed separately or coherently:
Research and innovation activities should address:
Proposals are expected to cover the various aspects of the overall system, such as design, storage materials, interfaces with various components and auxiliaries (heat exchangers, reactor etc) and include monitoring and control of the overall technologies/ components (BEMS).
Proposals should preferably include demonstration pilots for both residential and district connected buildings in at least two different climatic regions. They also need to integrate strategies for optimal interaction with the energy grid, and assess the value of this integration in view of flexibility in the energy system.
Activities are expected to focus on Technology Readiness Levels 4 to 6.
A significant participation of SMEs with R&D capacities is encouraged.
The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU between EUR 4 and 6 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requiring other amounts.Expected Impact:
For residential buildings which are not connected to District Heating and Cooling
For residential buildings connected to District Heating and Cooling
Proposals should include a business case and exploitation strategy, as outlined in the Introduction to the LEIT part of this Work Programme.