Task 49
Task 49
SHC Task 49

Solar Heat Integration in Industrial Processes

Solar Thermal World News Stream

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 8:21:35 PM
India’s first-ever commercial concentrating solar thermal plant, which consists of parabolic trough collectors made by German supplier Protarget, has been running successfully at a dairy owned by Hatsun Agro Products. As a result, Hatsun has inked a new agreement with the CST supplier to put up solar steam systems at other production sites in India. The initial plant was built by Protarget in partnership with Indian-based project developer Luit Renewable. The companies installed two...
Sunday, March 10, 2019 7:00:00 PM
In early January, the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) hosted a meeting between industry associations and renewable heating experts in Brussels. The objective of this half-day workshop, co-organised by Solar Heat Europe (SHE) and the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA), was to bridge the knowledge gap between technology suppliers and users. “We have been satisfied with this first meeting. It allowed both sides to understand what each of them needs and has to offer, and it was ...
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 7:58:53 PM
UAE-based Ocean Rubber Factory has been satisfied with its new 240 m² solar process heat system made by Swiss supplier TVP Solar. Mounted on the company’s factory roof in the northern emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, the installation not only produces heat at 180 °C, but it does so at a significantly lower cost than the diesel boilers operating at the same site. TVP Solar makes special high-vacuum flat plate collectors named MT-Power, of which it has developed the fourth generation. Photo: TPV...
Friday, March 1, 2019 7:32:10 PM
Food and beverage is the most important industry for solar process heat in South Africa, according to new research. Not only does it have by far the most demand for steam among all industries (see the chart), but it also showed a rise in production output over the last 15 years. It comprises mainly small and middle-sized companies and, more often than not, they use expensive sources of energy, such as oil, paraffin, natural gas and LPG. In most cases, solar heat could be an economically viable...
Thursday, February 28, 2019 5:00:00 PM
#SolarThermal or #SolarHeat: Which of these two Twitter hashtags or keywords better represents the production of thermal energy from sunlight? Because of some recent, large concentrating solar power (CSP) projects, the term solar thermal seems to be in frequent use on social networking sites, although for plants that generate electricity only. This is why the main tweeters about the solar thermal sector have agreed on using #SolarHeat instead.  Photo: Riccardo Battisti   As reported in an...
Monday, February 25, 2019 6:58:55 AM
Solar process heat has been a focus of Germany’s Market Rebate Programme, or MAP, since 2013. Last year, the programme’s managers noted increased interest in MAP funding, with 76 applicants requesting grants for 12,729 m² altogether. The collector area of all systems combined was almost as high as that of the 241 installations supported between 2013 and 2017, when the area added up to 15,605 m². Market players also expect awareness of solar process heat to increase this year, as the programme...
Thursday, February 21, 2019 7:40:33 PM
Spanish-based supplier Endef is seeing increased demand for both its covered and uncovered PV-thermal systems produced in-house in Saragossa. Last year was the first in which the business installed devices at non-commercial buildings in Spain and implemented projects abroad. Endef is a member of the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme’s Task 60 about PVT collectors, systems and solutions. “We take part in Task 60 to advance, jointly with companies, universities and research centres, the...
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 9:40:51 PM
A one-day workshop titled Solar – A Green Energy Alternate to Augmented Dairy Farmers’ Income has given stakeholders a chance to discuss how to increase solar heat use in India’s dairy industry. The workshop, which took place on 9 January in New Delhi, had been organised by the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), an association that supports and funds producer-owned dairies. In his opening remarks, India’s Minister for Power and Renewable Energy Raj Kumar Singh (second from right)...
Sunday, January 20, 2019 10:09:31 PM
Four weeks ago, Belgian technology supplier Sunoptimo started up a solar thermal turnkey system at Lys Services, a tank cleaning company based in Merville, in northern France. The hydraulic components that are part of the 1,270 m² installation are housed inside prefabricated containers and will drain all the heat transfer fluid from the collectors installed on top of the container units should the solar loop be at risk of freezing or overheating. Considering that the system has an economic life ...
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...