Task 49
Task 49
SHC Task 49

Solar Heat Integration in Industrial Processes

Solar Thermal World News Stream

Saturday, March 14, 2020 9:05:00 PM
Ecotherm, an Austrian provider of steam and heat transfer solutions, is now offering concentrating solar systems based on the Linear Fresnel collector technology that it acquired from its former business partner Fresnex. The latter had to go into administration in August 2019 because it could no longer secure enough funding. Since 2013, Fresnex had been developing new concentrating collector units under the leadership of CEO Hartmut Schneider, with the aim of designing easy-to-transport and...
Monday, March 2, 2020 8:18:52 AM
Since the beginning of this year, Ata Insights has been running a monthly series of webinars about solar industrial heat (SHIP). The third webinar, titled Opportunities for solar heat in Europe, will be held at 12:00 CET on 19 March. The aim of this series is to illustrate the huge potential for SHIP in the industrial sector and to present real-world case studies that show how solar heat can help decarbonise the sector in a cost-effective way. Ata Insights is a Spanish-based renewable energy...
Saturday, February 22, 2020 5:33:16 PM
Renewable solutions company Greenline Africa, based in South Africa, was one of 17 businesses chosen to join the 100+ Accelerator programme launched by brewing group AB InBev in mid-February in New York. At the kick-off event, it presented the benefits of using the T160 parabolic trough collector developed by Absolicon Solar Collector, based in Sweden. In June 2019, Greenline had signed a cooperation agreement with Absolicon on setting up a production line for T160s in South Africa. Last year...
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 ...