ES has joined as “Partner Organisation” with both Monash University & Deakin University and has been awarded a grant under a Linkage Project by the Australian Research Council with the objectives of

  • Developing new phase change materials by advancing the technology of thermal energy storage for the intermediate temperature range (100-200°C) needed for storage of renewable energy harvested from solar and wind.
  • Further broadening the scope of useful PCMs with a particular emphasis on material costs.
  • Demonstrating the technology in its various modes, including as a means of storing excess electrical energy from renewables, for ultimate dispatch as either thermal or electrical supply.
  • Developing detailed techno-economic analyses of the technology operating in its various modes in climatic conditions relevant to major world-wide markets.

The project is well underway and our first Champion PCM is under cycle testing.


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