Task 49
Task 49
SHC Task 49

Solar Heat Integration in Industrial Processes

Solar Thermal World News Stream

Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:35:04 PM
The latest SHIP Supplier World Map shows detailed information on 75 solar technology suppliers from 23 different countries. Together, they completed around 1,000 solar industrial heat plants until the end of 2020. The global hubs of the SHIP supply chain were Mexico and Germany, both with 10 companies pinned to the map. New industry clusters have also emerged over the last years – one in the United States, where the number of map-listed suppliers has grown to 6, and one in France, which has...
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 3:38:12 AM
Flower farmers and brothers Jeroen and Marco Mol have saved about 875,000 m3 of gas a year since starting up a new 10.5 MWth collector field in April 2020 in Nibbixwoud in the Netherlands. To implement the project, they partnered with G2 Energy, a Dutch company that provided them with a turnkey drain-back solar solution to heat their greenhouses. The system went on to become 2020’s largest industrial solar heat installation worldwide according to a Solar Payback survey. Its flat plate...
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 11:52:01 PM
Spain has recently launched an investment grant scheme focused on industrial solar heat, joining an already long list of European countries – including Austria, Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands – that have created similar programmes. In the last three months of 2020, Spain’s regions then submitted tenders for clean heat installations and units powered by renewable gas. Outside Europe, investments in the technology, also known as SHIP, are often supported via tax incentives...
Sunday, May 9, 2021 6:59:11 PM
Most suppliers of industrial solar heat systems had to delay the closing of contracts and the installation of projects in 2020 because of the global outbreak of Covid-19. The pandemic became one of the main reasons for the sharp drop in the number of new solar process heat (SHIP) systems, which fell to their lowest in three years. Only 71 SHIP plants with a combined capacity of 91 MWth (130,745 m2) were commissioned around the world in 2020 – compared to 86 and 99 systems in 2019 and 2018,...
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8:41:08 AM
In 2020, hopes for growth in India’s solar thermal market were dashed when Covid-19 spread like wildfire around the globe, causing a 10 % drop in annual capacity additions. A survey conducted by Malaviya Solar Energy Consultancy indicates 1.15 GWth (1.64 million m2) of glazed collector area was installed in India in 2020, compared to 1.27 GWth (1.81 million m2) in the prior year. Vacuum tube collectors again dominated sales, making up 87 % of new systems. The market for flat plate collectors,...
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 9:37:48 PM
Viessmann, a major German provider of climate solutions for living spaces, strengthened its project development team last year, hiring Christian Stadler and four of his ex-colleagues in June 2020, after their former employer, Danish-based Arcon-Sunmark, stopped operation. As part of Viessmann, Stadler and his team are now responding to district developers and utilities’ rising interest in low-carbon energy solutions and expect the first contracts to follow later this year. Photo: Viessmann   In ...
Monday, March 29, 2021 9:31:19 PM
Europe’s solar thermal industry has achieved quite significant cost reductions since 2014, with economies of scale at the project level helping to drive down costs, Michael Taylor, of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), said at a 9 March webinar titled Cheaper than Electrification: How solar heat will replace oil and gas in the EU industrial sector. His insights are based on a unique dataset that includes the cost and performance characteristics of several hundred commercial...