Living off the grid is a dream for many seeking independence and sustainability, especially with rising prices making self-sufficiency more attractive. However, efficiently storing solar energy poses a challenge, as exporting excess power to the grid may not be the most effective solution.
Our solution tackles this by introducing thermal batteries that store green energy generated by solar panels, utilizing a heat pump or solar collectors. By running the heat pump on solar power during the day, we produce hot water that can be used to heat various elements, including floors and radiators.
The integration of Phase Change Materials (PCMs) further boosts thermal energy storage capacity, optimizing the efficiency of the system. Additionally, connecting hot water directly from heat-pipes or solar collectors to a heat battery or PCM buffer vessel provides versatile options for storing solar energy and ensures sustainable, off-grid living.