Development of a Solar Energy Storage unit for increasing the efficiency and the capacity of solar domestic hot water systems

Host Organisation: ENERES CPM LIMITED
Partner Organisation(s): PA 1: Cyprus University of Technology
Project Budget: 238.695,00 €
IDEK Funding: 197.500,50 €

The main aim of this project is not only to improve the stratification characteristics of the storage tanks but also to increase
the solar fraction of the system and increase their storage capacity by using g phase change material (PCM) units. The main innovation of this project lies to the fact that this is the first time that a plug-n-play product will be designed, tested, optimised and manufactured that will highly increase the efficiency of a solar domestic hot wate (SDHW) system in the Cypriot market and probably Europe. This product will be ready-made and easy to install to all commercially available hot water cylinders in Cyprus without altering the initial design of the cylinder and thus the production lines of the manufacturers. For this purpose, several different designs will be developed in terms of shape, mounting system, PCM used etc.