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Stolect (English)

The aim of the Stolect project is to empirically demonstrate the feasibility of mass electricity storage technology based on thermal conversion. The procedure uses a thermodynamic cycle which stores electricity in sensible heat form in refractory materials at high temperatures. When there is a need for power generation, the electricity is returned to the grid. 

The technology is ground-breaking compared to current large-scale storage solutions (gravitational energy storage using mountains and hills, compressed air energy storage in caverns). It will allow for mass renewable energy storage for a broad range of power, without geographical constraints or environmental damage. 

Stolect is moving on from the theoretical stage by enabling a low-power thermodynamic machine to be designed, produced and trialled on a test bench. This initial technological demonstrator will validate the concept by means of experiments and will represent the first decisive step towards industrial development.




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