Task 49
Task 49
SHC Task 49

Solar Heat Integration in Industrial Processes

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019 5:00:00 PM
Concentrating solar heat is a valuable energy resource in Morocco, especially for industrial applications. A call for project proposals has invited businesses to submit plans for constructing industrial solar heat systems, of which three will be selected to be supported by the World Bank. The call is part of MENA CSP KIP, short for The Middle East and North Africa Concentrating Solar Power Knowledge and Innovation Program. The photo shows one of few industrial solar heat installations existing...
Saturday, December 22, 2018 3:48:11 AM
India is the world´s largest milk producer, followed by the United States and China. To support and fund producer-owned dairies, the country set up the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) in 1965. NDDB is planning to replace 5 % to 15 % of all heat generation devices by concentrating solar systems, but this will require financial support from the government. Solarthermalworld.org spoke to NDDB Chairman Dilip Rath about using solar heat in the Indian dairy industry. Rath served as NDDB’s...
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 6:58:06 AM
As use of solar heat in manufacturing is still at an early stage, planners and engineers require tools to model and compare differently sized systems and ideas for process integration. In August 2015, researchers working on SHC Task 49, Solar Heat Integration in Industrial Processes, published a list of suitable simulation software (see the attached report). Since then, the developers of these programs have added new features to facilitate the modelling of systems which provide solar heat for...
Friday, November 30, 2018 1:36:13 AM
Industrial Solar Holding Europe AB (ISHE), the parent company of Industrial Solar, a German-based supplier of turnkey solar thermal systems, will soon be listed on Swedish stock exchange Spotlight. The deadline for purchasing shares is 4 December, while the first day of trading has been set for 15 January 2019. ISHE is going to be the second solar business listed on the exchange. The first was a Swedish manufacturer of parabolic trough collectors, Absolicon Solar Collector AB, whose shares have ...
Thursday, November 29, 2018 6:50:11 AM
Glasspoint Solar, a US company specialising in solar heat solutions for the oil and gas industry, has announced that it would construct its third solar steam-producing plant for enhanced oil recovery. On 13 November, it signed a memorandum of understanding with Occidental of Oman, the biggest independent oil producer in the country, to build a system that would deliver solar steam to facilitate the pumping up of heavy oil from the ground at the Mukhaizna oilfield. Total plant capacity is...
Monday, November 5, 2018 10:13:54 PM
The first International Sustainable Energy Conference, or ISEC for short, was held in October, and it was a roaring success. The three-day gathering of renewable experts in Graz, Austria, was attended by 370 people from 51 countries. Organiser AEE INTEC had put together a programme consisting of technical tours on the first day and a wide variety of sessions on the second and third. The sessions provided opportunities to discuss topics ranging from urban planning and solar district heating and...
Thursday, November 1, 2018 6:37:13 PM
Following a rise in crude oil prices, the second edition of RE-Invest, hosted by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and held in New Delhi from 2 to 5 October, included a key panel discussion on solar process heat for industry. The debate, moderated by Jaideep Malaviya, Secretary General of the Solar Thermal Federation of India (STFI), attracted around 70 attendees, many of whom had come from all over the world to listen to the panellists from India and abroad speak about the current state ...