A latent heat storage system utilizes a phase change of the storage material for storing thermal energy. Materials whose phase change from solid to liquid is used for storing thermal energy are known as phase-change materials (PCMs).
Latent heat storage systems are characterized by high volume-specific storage densities at a narrow temperature interval. The majority of the thermal energy is stored at a constant temperature. The constant storage temperature allows for a good adaptability for optimal heat transfer to the consumer.
The Thermal Energy Storage research group develops latent heat storage systems and defines the best possible solutions at every step of the process, from design right through to implementation.
Latent heat storages are characterized by their high volume-specific energy density in a small temperature interval. Most of the thermal energy is stored at a constant temperature. Due to the constant temperature, advantageous adjustment possibilities to maintain an optimal heat transfer to the consumer exist.
The research group thermal energy storage TES develops latent heat storages and defines the best possible approach in each process step, from the design to the realization.