SEAS-NVE will, in cooperation with DTU Energi, Aarhus University’s Geoscience, Dansk Energi, Energinet.dk and Rockwool, attempt to provide a groundbreaking solution to saving energy from renewable energy sources for future use in the next few years. The project will store energy from renewable sources for future use. The type of energy storage the project is working on is high temperature, thermal storage of energy. Thermal energy is generally called heat energy in everyday speech. By developing high temperature thermal storage, whereby energy is stored in rock heated to 600 degrees with air, the goal is to save energy from renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind, for several days and up to one week.
Very simply put, the project is based on:
- Building a warehouse and testing whether it can hold the heat, and not least, redeploy it with the correct speed and quantities, so that the energy can be reused.
- Examining the market and our tax structure - when and how often will such storage be needed and, because current legislation is not intended for storage - how will our taxes on energy affect storage.