Final Newsletter - SCCER Heat and Electricity Storage

After seven years of research, the SCCER for Heat and Electricity Storage has arrived at its predetermined end. Now it is time for a short view back.

Since spring 2013, the 25 teams at the 11 academic institutions have been working intensively and with great dedication developing solutions for energy storage issues. In the first phase, the teams assessed energy storage options and materials on a broad scale. Thereby the teams collaborated mainly within the work packages. In the second phase, the teams focused on the most promising approaches to advance them close to the market.

In this phase, the collaboration reached out to other work packages and teams of other SCCERs following multidisciplinary questions.

The five different areas, thermal storage, battery materials and battery manufacturing, hydrogen generation and storage, CO2 valorization and system assessment, have developed new applications, to market readiness together with industrial partners. Theoretical concepts have also been developed into tangible experiments on an advanced laboratory scale during the two periods of the SCCER. These are now ready to be further developed into market-ready products by the industrial implementation partners.

We thank all participants, industrial partners and Innosuisse for the excellent collaboration and financial support during the two phases of the SCCER.

The "Energy Storage Handbook" summarizes the most important results and developments from the SCCER for Heat and Electricity Storage. The introductory first part reports on the context in the big picture, a summary from the system analysis team.

The following parts are dedicated to the individual technologies considered in the SCCER. We follow an order from short-term storage to seasonal storage technologies. Each chapter is preceded by a summary of the technology, followed by an in-depth description of the operating principle. After presenting the work in the SCCER, the respective chapters end with the technical and economic perspective for the particular storage technology. The individual chapters refer to each other but do not build on each other to allow the reader to select specific chapters individually.

We invite you to get an overview of the state of R&D after seven years of SCCER for Heat and Electricity Storage.

The Energy Storage Handbook is available in Deutsch, in English et en français.
If you are interested in a carbon copy of the Energy Storage Handbook in one of the three languages, please contact us. Our coordinates remain active for a while (

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