The Beijer RTB working on seasonal energy storage
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How do you retain the heat from the sun throughout a season so that you can use it to heat homes in the winter? The answer is: by using salt hydrates. The Beijer RTB has wide experience with thermal energy storage.
MERITS, A European consortium of researchers and businesses, including TNO, is trying to get a new technology off the ground which is based on the simple chemical reaction between water and salt. For more info: www.merits.eu.