Task 49
Task 49
SHC Task 49

Solar Heat Integration in Industrial Processes

Solar Thermal World News Stream

Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:00:08 AM
Solar thermal is increasingly used to provide district heat around the world. In 2019, the market grew by about 170 % in Denmark but also expanded in other countries, such as China and Germany, mainly because the technology became more cost-competitive. Another factor driving growth was rising demand from industry and agriculture. While competing technologies put residential solar water heaters in a tough spot in China and central Europe last year, sales in Cyprus (24 %), South Africa (20 %),...
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:14:38 AM
Since Danish manufacturer Arcon-Sunmark closed its doors at the end of March 2020, the solar thermal sector has been hit with another piece of bad news. According to reports published in mid-May, Glasspoint was forced into liquidation after investors agreed to halt additional funding for keeping the US-based company operational. Glasspoint had been in charge of putting up the world’s largest solar steam-producing plant in Oman. In early 2020, capacity had reached 360 MW. About 300 staff worked...
Monday, May 18, 2020 9:01:09 AM
Homeowners and businesses in Cyprus showed growing interest in solar thermal technology over the last two years. Collector area additions on the island increased by 5 % in 2018 and by 24 % in 2019 after a small decline in 2017. The growth in collector capacity was the result of an overall good economy and the grants that the government offered for residential solar thermal systems. The photo shows one of the most recently added industrial solar heat systems, designed and installed by German...