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Research project

HePoStAl – Heat and Power Storage in Aluminum

In this applied Research Project the SPF Institute for Solar Technology carried out a feasibility study for the storage of solar energy in an aluminum redox cycle. Alumina (aluminum oxide) can be converted to elementary aluminum with an electrolysis smelter process that consumes electricity from solar or other renewable sources, and this elementary aluminum can then be transported to the point of use where it is used for the production of heat and electricity in buildings or industrial processes.

Final report (PDF)