PROTEAS

Kind:

Chemical energy storage
Thermal energy storage

Country:

Cyprus

Technology

Chemical energy storage
Thermal energy storage

Organisation:

Cyprus Institute (CYI)

Contact person 1:

Marios C Georgiou


Contact person 2:

Josephine Stemmer

Availability:

Available

TRL Level:

1-3, 4-6

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PROTEAS

The PROTEAS Facility is the largest research infrastructure in Cyprus and the only one of its kind in the Eastern Mediterranean. It is devoted to research, development and testing of Renewable Energy Sources with emphasis on Concentrating Solar Thermal (CST), Thermal Energy Storage (TES) and thermal Desalination of Sea Water (DSW) technologies for bridging the gap between fundamental research and industrial needs.


PROTEAS is a State of the art, Multi-purpose facility for the advancement of molten salt TES technologies and its hybridization with batteries and other forms of energy storage. Poly- generation of heat and electricity using an array of renewable energy technologies (CST, Wind, PV) and integration of these energy technologies with molten salt TES, batteries and seasonal water storage. Optimal solar radiation and environmental conditions, monitored via a state of the art BSRN station. PROTEAS is complemented and enhanced by the Thermal Energy Storage Lab (TESLA) at the main Campus of CyI at Athalassa where instrumentation, controls development and material studies are being conducted.