Thermal Energy Storage Webinar: Novel Materials in Thermal Energy Storage for Buildings


DOE Building Technologies Office


August 5, 2020

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Building Technologies Office (BTO) will host a webinar entitled, "Thermal Energy Storage: Novel Materials in Thermal Energy Storage for Buildings " on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET.

Energy storage supports affordable, reliable, and resilient energy delivery. In recognition of the increasing importance of energy-storage technologies, DOE expanded its $158 million-dollar Advanced Energy Storage Initiative into the Energy Storage Grand Challenge, a comprehensive program that draws on the extensive research capabilities of the DOE National Laboratories, universities, and industry to accelerate the development, commercialization, and utilization of next-generation energy storage technologies and sustain American global leadership in energy storage technologies of the future. Thermal energy storage can be particularly useful in buildings since significant fractions of energy in the built environment are used to meet thermal loads. Though their value has been successfully demonstrated, thermal energy storage systems are not common throughout the building stock.

To accelerate development in thermal energy storage technologies, BTO is hosting a webinar series that helps stakeholders identify research, development, and deployment opportunities for thermal energy storage.

Date & Time: Wed., August 5, 2020; 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET.

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  • Nelson James, Science Technology & Policy Fellow, Building Technologies Office
  • Kyle Gluesenkamp, Senior Research and Development Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Navin Kumar, Postdoctoral Researcher, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Patrick Hopkins, Professor, University of Virginia
  • Sumanjeet Kaur, Materials Research Scientist/Engineer, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Patrick Shamberger, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University
  • Jason Woods, Researcher IV, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Allison Mahvi, Senior Research Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory


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