Special issue on systems and applications of thermal energy storage technologies

Published 19 July, 2021

Thermal energy storage stores heat or cold to be used later, under varying conditions such as temperature, place or power. Thermal energy storage systems not only bridge the gap between energy supply and demand, they also help to satisfy society's desire for more efficient, environmentally-benign energy use. These benefits have made them a popular choice for many engineering applications.

To accelerate international knowledge exchange and collaboration on the topic, in late 2020, Prof. Yulong Ding of the UK’s University of Birmingham, launched a free research exchange platform - Thermal Energy Storage Development Association (TESDA). TESDA now has >700 members and has also organised three, free, online symposiums.

The primary goal of this special issue is to continue those symposium discussions on the latest developments and applications of thermal energy storage technologies.

Topics covered:

  • They include, but are not limited to:
  • Exergy analysis of TES systems
  • Economic evaluation of TES systems
  • TES for power generation
  • TES in building applications
  • TES in industrial processes
  • TES for electric vehicles and battery thermal management
  • TES-related potential market analysis and energy policy
  • Case studies of TES applications
  • Micro- and macro-level advances in TES systems and applications

Important deadlines:

Submission deadline: 28 February 2022

Submission instructions:

Please read the Guide for Authors before submitting. All articles should be submitted online. (The site will be ready to accept submissions in August 2021.) Please select SI: Systems and applications of thermal energy storage technologies on submission.

Guest editors:

  • Dr. Wenjin Ding, Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany. Email: wenjin.ding@dlr.de
  • Prof. Yongliang Li, School of Chemical Engineering & Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage, University of Birmingham, UK. Email: y.li.1@bham.ac.uk
  • Prof. Yongli Li, School of Energy, Power and Mechanical Engineering, North China Electric Power University, China. Email: yongli.li@ncepu.edu.cn

For further enquiries, please email enss@xjtu.edu.cn, and the editing team will respond promptly.

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