This configuration would improve the heat transfer and enhance the overall performance of the energy storage system. The heat pipes can be charged using a vapour compression heat pump. Off-peak power electricity and renewable energy sources such as wind can be used to power the heat pump. Ambient or ground energy can be used as a heat source for the heat pump. A range of adsorbent materials including zeolites and nano-composite adsorbent materials and water can be used the working media.
Whilst the development of TESPP is technology driven from an advanced materials perspective, the delivery of a viable TESPP also synergistically addresses challenge led issues.