Task 49
Task 49
SHC Task 49

Solar Heat Integration in Industrial Processes

Solar Thermal World News Stream

Monday, July 26, 2021 7:52:53 PM
At an online press conference in May, IEA Executive Director Dr Fatih Birol made some surprisingly forceful statements about the global net-zero emission targets for 2050 – statements that have since been widely quoted in the media. “This is not a race between nations but a race against time. And no one wins unless everyone finishes,” he said. He also underlined that there is no longer a need for further investment in oil, gas and coal. The online event marked the launch of the IEA’s 224-page...
Monday, July 12, 2021 6:49:02 PM
The Swedish company Absolicon Solar Collector has joined forces with ABB Robotics to sell complete automated production lines for parabolic trough collectors throughout the world. The company has so far signed 13 letters of interest with investors on various continents. The idea is to reduce technology costs by producing collectors locally in countries with high irradiation potential. Parallel to this, Absolicon is negotiating with big food and beverage chains about the use of solar heat to...
Monday, July 12, 2021 6:09:48 PM
The Israeli collector producer and project developer Tigi has joined the small group of solar heat companies worldwide that are stock market listed. Tigi’s IPO (initial public offering) was on 21st March at Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) in the cleantech sector. The company raised NIS 34 million from its share issue (around USD 10 million). According to Tigi’s CEO Zvika Klier (see photo) the additional capital will be used to grow the company into a large supplier of “mid-size industrial,...
Friday, July 2, 2021 8:30:14 AM
In 2020, Germany was the world’s leading solar district heating market, while China saw the largest increase in the number of industrial solar heat systems added in a single country, according to Solar Heat Worldwide 2021. This year’s edition, presented last week during a Solar Academy webinar that drew more than 350 people, is the first to highlight the top three countries for a variety of application areas. Published annually by the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme, the report has...
Friday, June 25, 2021 1:32:31 AM
To simplify the design of industrial solar heat systems in Europe, the German University of Kassel has developed an Excel tool that can be used to create standardised heat load profiles in multiple industrial subsectors. The amount of heat that industrial businesses use each day is a very important factor in sizing solar systems and estimating annual solar fractions. The free tool, created as part of IEA SHC research platform Task 64 Solar Process Heat, can be downloaded from the Task 64...
Thursday, June 24, 2021 8:42:45 AM
The new Chair of the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme, also known as IEA SHC, is Tomas Olejniczak, an all-around energy transition and renewable energy expert at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO),  part of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate. He was elected for a 2-year term during an online Executive Committee meeting last week. Olejniczak will replace Daniel Mugnier from France, who chaired IEA SHC since 2018. Photo: RVO   “I am excited to follow in Daniel Mugnier’s...
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 74 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,...