Pluss partner in Horizon Europe project: ThumbsUp


THermal energy storage solUtions to optimally Manage BuildingS and Unlock their grid balancing and flexibility Potential

Pluss Advanced Technologies is proud to be part of the Horizon Europa project ThumbsUp. Together with 20 partners from 9 European countries we will make the ThumbsUp vision a reality.  The vison is promoting the role of thermal energy storage (TES) as a key enabling technology to optimize thermal comfort and energy efficiency in buildings. It facilitates the integration of renewable energy sources and enables power-to-heat sector coupling. One of the key ingredients are Phase Change Materials (PCM’s), which can store and release large amounts of thermal energy within a small volume.

Balancing the grid one building at a time

With innovative phase changing and thermo-chemical materials, this European project facilitates the development of , thermal energy storage technologies. These Technologies can easily be integrated into buildings to increase their energy efficiency and grid flexibility. It aims to overcome the limitations of existing building-integrated technologies, by increasing energy density and reducing the intensity factors of capital investment in this sector. The project will promote complementary digital innovations aimed at simulating, optimising and maximising the technical, operational and economic benefits of the proposed storage solutions.

Thermal Energy Storage in Houses


ThumbsUp will facilitate

Power-to-heat sector coupling

It will boost renewable energy storage and heat pump integration in EU buildings. Thus making heating and cooling cleaner and a more secure source of energy, ensuring security of supply while promoting energy independence, energy diversification and price stability.

Easy integration of TES solutions
  • short-duration peak shifting
  • long-duration storage and flexible operation of multiple RES sources
  • coupling of buildings with the wider electricity grid

Pluss Advanced Technologies will facilitate

PCM Expertise, Development and Production

As global PCM supplier with over 15 years of experience in the field of PCM R&D, Pluss will be sharing its PCM knowledge. From measuring the thermal storage capabilities towards sample production and encapsulation.