StoRIES Infrastructures: UdL thermal storage infrastructure

University of Lleida (UDL) energy thermal storage infrastructure contains a research laboratory with analytical equipment (DSC – Differential scanning calorimetry, compact climatic chamber, home-made test box, thermal cycler) and corrosion equipment (corrosion test of salts for thermochemical TES under vacuum conditions, electrochemical corrosion test, battery  testing, fuel cell testing, physical electrochemistry) three test-rigs for thermal ES systems, a pilot plant for high temperature thermal ES systems, two pilot plants for testing in buildings and a computational cluster.

State of the art:  In addition to having state-of-the-art laboratory equipment for material testing, the test-rigs for thermal ES systems and the three pilot plants offer a perfect combination to be able to offer its users an extensive TES service in a single installation.

Services currently offered by the infrastructure: Services are offered to researchers and companies for both basic research and high-level applied research. The services are performed by highly trained and trained research staff.