Task 49
Task 49
SHC Task 49

Solar Heat Integration in Industrial Processes

Solar Thermal World News Stream

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 8:49:55 PM
To provide students with the knowledge and tools they need to pursue a career in sustainable engineering is the aim of the Bachelor degree course Energy Systems and Renewable Energies at Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt, a university based in Bavaria. Last winter, 15 students who participated in the programme were given a special assignment, namely to write down, on a maximum of 20 pages, their design ideas for a solar energy system that could supply thermal energy to a factory. The aim of this ...
Monday, August 5, 2019 5:00:00 AM
National solar energy association ANES is one of the partners to support the first Intersolar Mexico, which will take place from 3 to 5 September in Mexico City. ANES President Dr Angélica Quiñones believes the event will be a good opportunity to strengthen the links between academia, business and the public sector. She will be speaking on the first day of the trade fair, at a one-day workshop titled Solar Heat: An Investment in Sustainable, Efficient and Profitable Energy. The association...
Monday, July 22, 2019 8:00:00 PM
At the beginning of May, parabolic trough collector manufacturer Absolicon inaugurated a new, automated production line at its headquarters in Härnösand, Sweden. After the town’s mayor, Andreas Sjölander, had cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony, attendees watched as a glass cover was being glued to a collector on site – the last step in the production process of glazed parabolic trough units (see photo). The new production line for the T160 is meant to serve as a showcase for the company’s...
Thursday, July 18, 2019 8:00:00 PM
In mid-June, a start-up business inaugurated the largest industrial solar heat plant to date in France, a 4,213 m² (3.4 MWth) flat plate collector system, which supplies heat to the Condat paper mill in southwest of the country. Owned by the Lecta Group, the mill is one of the country’s biggest, and its new demonstration system has several innovative features, such as single-axis tracked collectors to increase the yield and outlet temperature. Furthermore, the system is being operated by an...
Thursday, July 4, 2019 8:30:47 AM
After four years of intensive scientific-technical work, the Association of German Engineers, also known as VDI, will soon publish VDI 3988, a guidance document intended to support  the preliminary design of systems that supply solar heat for industrial processes (SHIP). The document will be released in a bilingual German and English version and include a methodology for estimating heat production costs. It is planned to be published in August and can then be ordered online. The photo, taken in ...
Monday, June 24, 2019 12:21:37 AM
On 25 May, the mayor of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, announced plans to turn the capital into a solar city based on a new Energy Sustainability Strategy for the years 2019 to 2024. The goal is to install 787,000 m² of collector area by the end of 2024, some at residential units, some at Nixtamal mills, which produce corn flour for tortillas, a key element in the Mexican diet. Alberto Valdés, who is spearheading the effort as head of the Solar City project, estimates that 3.2 % of the city’s...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 9:19:42 PM
By the end of 2018, more than 500,000 m² of concentrating collector area had been installed globally to provide heat for large commercial and industrial facilities. The biggest installations were started up in China and Australia in 2016 and in Oman in 2017, while a notable number of small concentrating solar heat systems came online in India and Mexico in 2018. The photo shows an installation in the South Australian desert, where 52,000 m² of mirrors focus sunlight on a receiver on top of a...