Task 49
Task 49
SHC Task 49

Solar Heat Integration in Industrial Processes

Solar Thermal World News Stream

Thursday, November 11, 2021 7:12:02 PM
Solar thermal energy is indispensable for the energy transition, but just as indispensable is informing the interested public about the state of the art and the wide range of possible solar heat applications. This is the motivation of the editorial team for launching the first English language edition of the Solar Thermal Yearbook Solare Wärme, which has been published annually in German since 2019. The 22-page publication can be downloaded free of charge at www.solarthermie-jahrbuch.de.  "We...
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 9:37:35 PM
The yield of solar process heat systems as simulated during feasibility studies has a decisive influence on the profitability of the respective investment. Therefore, simulation tools play an important role in the project development phase. Currently, however, project developers use a large number of simulation tools, whose results may differ significantly between each other and which could create a lack of trust from investors. That is why a group of researchers headed by Jose Cardemil,...
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 8:00:16 AM
“The world is burning more fossil fuels than ever. We need deep structural change,” REN21 Executive Director Rana Adib warned attendees at a panel discussion at last week’s Solar World Congress. “It is not enough anymore to look at the energy supply side – that is, the power sector – but we must tie the energy transition dialogue much more to the energy demand side and to infrastructure.” The other member of the panel, Paolo Frankl, Head of the IEA’s Renewable Energy Division, confirmed that...
Monday, October 4, 2021 3:12:05 AM
The Finnish turnkey solar heat system provider Savosolar held an extraordinary general shareholder meeting on 1 October to discuss rights issues of approximately EUR 5.4 to 6.4 million with three warrant programmes. The assembly authorised  Savosolar’s Board of Directors to decide on issuance of shares, options and other rights up to a total amount of 275,000,000 shares, a value of around EUR 20 million, if all shares and options are fully subscribed. Solarthermalworld.org spoke with Jari...
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 6:01:23 AM
A 10 MW flagship solar heat project was inaugurated on 20 September 2021 in Issoudun, Southern France, making it the largest solar industrial heat plant in France and the second largest in Europe. The 14,252 m2 solar collector fields now supply 10 % of the total heat requirement of the malt production factory of Boortmalt (right on the photo), one of the world leaders in malt production with a total production capacity of 3 million tonnes in 27 malt houses around the world. “Our goal is to...
Saturday, September 25, 2021 7:14:57 PM
The Chinese solar thermal market shows a varied picture of demand. While subsectors such as solar space heating are booming, total market volume continues to decline. Solarthermalworld.org spoke with two professors at the China Academy of Building Research, He Tao (see above) and Ruicheng Zheng (see below), about the drivers and barriers behind this trend. Professor Tao, who has served as Vice Chair and China representative on the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme’s Executive Committee...
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 8:14:55 PM
In July, French NewHeat was revealed to be among the 32 organisations whose applications were approved by the new EU Innovation Fund for small-scale projects. The EUR 4.5 million the company will receive from the fund will cover more than half of the total investment in a 20 MWth industrial solar heat (SHIP) system in Croatia, expected to cost about EUR 7.5 million. The system will be built at a Croatian malt plant, where it will preheat the air used for drying malt. Once completed, it will be...
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 6:53:25 PM
US project developer ergSol is a true pioneer. The company is not only putting up large commercial solar heat systems in California but also supports the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling programme by heading the Demonstration subtask of global research network Task 65 – Solar Cooling for the Sunbelt Regions. It is the first time in the IEA SHC’s history an industry company has taken on such a role as a limited sponsor. The photo shows one of ergSol’s references, a 380 m2 vacuum tube collector...