The project is structured in the following major workpackages:
- Development of components and technologies
- Materials development and testing
- Computer aided storage optimisation
- System integration and storage management
Three Austrian sites will be investigated with respect to the main challenges like construction, geology and geophysics, materials, district heating system and its operating characteristics, economic aspects, public acceptance etc. The three sites will be used as demonstration systems throughout the project.
Solites contributes with experiences from realised projects with large-scale thermal energy storage in Germany and supports the simulation based optimisations and questions of system integration.