Task 49
Task 49
SHC Task 49

Solar Heat Integration in Industrial Processes

Solar Thermal World News Stream

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 ...
Monday, October 8, 2018 7:06:47 PM
A lot of efforts still need to be put into raising awareness about solar thermal technologies meeting industrial heat demand. But the good news is that there are three events planned for November to promote solar heat for industrial processes (SHIP) among solar technology suppliers and end customers in industry. The two held in Brazil and Mexico will be organised as part of the Solar Payback project, while the event in Spain will be managed by New Energy Update, a UK-based firm specialising in...
Sunday, October 7, 2018 9:32:33 PM
Despite great untapped potential, the Spanish solar process heat market is not growing as expected. Is it perhaps because many in the industry are not targeting the right sort of customer? Valencia-based start-up Solatom seems to have devised a winning strategy, offering small and medium-sized manufacturers a simplified, standardised product. The main component, a preassembled collector, can be installed in just one hour. In the photo, a unit is seen arriving in Girona, to the north of...
Monday, September 24, 2018 6:48:09 PM
G2Energy, a Dutch-based supplier of turnkey solar thermal systems, has completed one-quarter of a 10,000 m², or 7 MWth, solar field ordered by freesia grower Tesselaar. The system provides heat for greenhouses in Heerhugowaard, Netherlands, and will soon replace all the gas boilers on site. Excess solar heat produced in summer is stored in boreholes underground. Recently, Tesselaar has given the go-ahead for the remaining three-thirds of the EUR 2.5 million solar installation after the first...
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 8:47:19 AM
Kyotherm is making plans to fund its first-ever installation for solar process heat, a system of about 15,000 m² of collector area, or 12 MWth, to supply a malting plant in France with thermal energy. The company is a third-party equity investor focused on financing renewable heat installations and helping commercial clients in the implementation of heat purchase agreements. So far, it has been involved in 17 projects, which dealt with waste heat recovery at a steel factory, geothermal heat at...
Thursday, September 13, 2018 6:50:14 PM
The aim of just launched HyCool is to present, in the form of two demonstration plants, new solar heating and cooling technologies for industrial use. The combination of state-of-the-art Fresnel collectors by Austrian supplier Fresnex with custom-built hybrid adsorption-compression chillers by German-based Fahrenheit will broaden the temperature range, creating a portfolio of applications to increase the use of solar heating and cooling for industrial processes. Photo: Fresnex “Our aim is to...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 8:29:30 AM
Grammer Solar, a German manufacturer of solar air collectors, has signed a contract with Ligno Pellets, a Chilean producer of wood pellets, for the delivery and installation of a 220 m² solar field. Grammer Solar, which opened an office in Chile’s capital, Santiago de Chile, three years ago, has so far built some smaller solar dryers of up to 20 m². The new demonstration plant will be supported by the German Energy Agency, also known as dena. The organisation will reportedly cover 40 % of the...
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 4:00:40 AM
“Our clients are cash flow positive from day one,” South African company Energy Partners claims on its website. Up until now, it has been offering heat and steam purchase agreements, mainly on coal boilers, to industrial and public customers. “Purchase contracts for solar heat in combination with fossil fuel boilers could be part of our portfolio in the future,” Johan Kritzinger, Head of the Steam division at Energy Partners, said after participating in a policy workshop organised by the...
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 9:37:02 AM
Four industrial sites owned by businesses producing goods for the agri-food sector will be the real test of whether solar process heat can gain a foothold in the industry. The companies are partners to SHIP2FAIR, which was launched in April in Brussels (see photo) and is scheduled to end in March 2022. The project is being supported by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Programme and has a budget of about EUR 10 million, subsidies for demonstration sites included. It is managed by a...