About the Centre
Centre of Excellence in Thermal Energy Storage (CoE-TES) has been established under the FAST scheme of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
The objective of the centre is to become one of the leading research and education centres in the area of thermal energy storage. The centre envisages to work in basic and applied research including new material development, low and medium temperature application, sub-ambient and low temperature application. The centre also aims to develop market ready products to enhance the penetration of TES based systems in India and is engaged in collaboration with several industrial and research organizations.
Thermal energy storage finds its application in variety of areas – low temperature applications like refrigeration and air conditioning to high temperature application of improving the capacity factor of a solar thermal power plant. It provides the flexibility to the system to operate with intermittent sources of power. Thermal energy storage can be divided into three subgroups namely sensible, latent and thermo-chemical. The current research in the centre is focussed on latent heat storage systems for low and medium temperature applications (-20 oC top 200 oC).
Another objective of the centre is enhancing the human resource in thermal energy storage systems in the country through Ph.D., postdoctoral research and research based training to M.Tech students. The centre also conducts off campus and distant learning seminars/lectures.