Task 49
Task 49
SHC Task 49

Solar Heat Integration in Industrial Processes

Solar Thermal World News Stream

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 3:58:41 AM
Manufacturers have begun looking for solutions to lower the cost of wastewater disposal. One way for them to reduce the volume of contaminated water is to evaporate water on site by using solar steam. In early 2019, Rioglass Solar, a supplier based in Spain, installed a solar steam system at the Los Frailes copper mine near Seville to test the feasibility of the process. The Fresnel collectors that are part of the system supply thermal energy to a double-effect evaporator which produces...
Saturday, February 1, 2020 9:57:13 PM
Swedish-based Industrial Solar Holding Europe is planning to expand its operations. The company group, which has a wholly owned German subsidiary named Industrial Solar, has issued a rights offering on the private Spotlight stock exchange in Stockholm, with the aim of raising Swedish Krona (SEK) 24.7 million, or USD 2.6 million. The issue of new shares, which were offered first to existing shareholders, started on 17 January. The rights exchange ratio for them is 2 to 1, which means two rights...
Monday, January 27, 2020 6:58:40 AM
The European Green Deal has been the new EU Commission’s most striking announcement to date. Its aim is to make Europe the first carbon-neutral continent in the world by 2050. The commission announced it would propose a European Climate Act in the first 100 days of its term, which is why Frans Timmermans, Executive VP for the European Green Deal, invited experts to attend a one-day conference on Tuesday, 28 January, to debate the latest draft bill before it is finalised. The interest in the...
Monday, January 6, 2020 8:03:39 AM
At the beginning of December 2019, the Chinese Solar Thermal Utilisation Specialisation Committee (CSTIF) held its annual conference, which gave attendees the opportunity to learn more about the latest trends in the solar thermal market. Xiaoli Zhang, Director of CSTIF, which is part of the China Rural Energy Industry Association, also known as CAREI, said that an estimated 32.5 million m2, or 22.75 GWth, was put up in the country last year. This added up to an 8.3 % drop compared to 2018, when ...
Thursday, December 26, 2019 1:31:41 AM
Since 2013 Energia Llaima owns and operates the worldwide largest solar heat plant in a mine which is situated in the middle of the desert in the north of Chile. Ian Nelson explains his business model, the economy of scale and the daily challenges with cleaning the collector panels.    Nelson is CEO of the Chilean company Energia Llaima.   Video: Bärbel Epp, solrico Camera: Randy Martin, IEA SHC   More information: http://www.ellaima.cl/ Process HeatChileEmbedded video for Ian Nelson : Large...
Thursday, December 26, 2019 1:26:21 AM
Economy of scale allows the US-based company GlassPoint to offer solar heat which is below the cost of natural gas. In the interview at SHC 2019 conference in Santiago de Chile John O. Donnell announced that the first 300 MW of solar steam production in Oman are online. Once completed the project Miraah in Oman should total at 1,000 MW.    John O. Donnell is Vice President Business Development of GlassPoint, which has grown to a business with around 300 employees in just ten years after its...
Thursday, December 26, 2019 1:01:07 AM
Solar Energy in Mining is one of the focus research areas in Chile. Circular economy within the mining sector to recover materials and energy is one of the challenges of the future, said Prof. Rodrigo Palma in the interview carried out at the SHC 2019 conference in Santiago de Chile. The next milestone is the foundation of a Clean Energy Institute with USD 200 million.   Rodrigo Palma is Director of the Solar Energy Research Centre short SERC in Chile and host of the joint conferences Solar...
Sunday, December 22, 2019 9:00:00 PM
At the beginning of November, the SHC 2019 conference in Santiago de Chile brought together more than 400 researchers, industry specialists and other experts on solar heating and cooling. With 15 video interviews filmed at the conference, the conference organiser, the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC), highlighted the trends and pinpointed the crucial issues of today's global solar heating and cooling sector. You can watch these interviews by running a playlist on the YouTube...
Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:56:36 PM
Electricity is dominating the international discussion about the decarbonisation of the energy sector. In reality, only one-third of our energy demand is electricity, but half is heat for buildings and for industry. In the interview on Solar World Congress in Santiago de Chile Andreas Häberle points to the huge, largely untapped potential for solar energy use in manufacturing businesses. Andreas Häberle is Director of the Swiss-based SPF – Institute for Solar Technology and member of the board ...
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:18:09 PM
The SHIP training course that took place in São Paulo from November 12 to 14 was well-received by those attending it. Almost 40 engineers, planners and industry representatives participated in the three-day event held by Pedro Horta and Fanny Hübner, of ISE - Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems based in Germany. Eduardo Kami, who works at Petrobras, one of the largest oil and gas suppliers in Brazil, praised the “excellent initiative and organisation and highly qualified trainers.”...