New paper in energies journal
“Electric cars are not so green” is a much-discussed phrase in relation to the environmental impact of electric mobility. Not only in the mobility sector, but also in the field of energy storage, an analysis of environmental influences is of increasing importance. Our research assistant Daniel Scharrer has published a paper on this subject titled “Life Cycle Assessment of a Reversible Heat Pump–Organic Rankine Cycle–Heat Storage System with Geothermal Heat Supply“. In this paper, the environmental impact of a heat storage system is examined in more detail and compared to lead-acid and lithium-ion battery systems. The paper is published in the Energies Journal and is freely available.