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...
Monday, May 4, 2020 9:40:00 AM
On 14 May, Spanish-based renewable energy consultancy Ata Insights will be hosting a webinar to discuss how the industrial solar heat market developed in several regions in 2019 and in what way the current pandemic will most likely affect its short- and mid-term prospects. The consulting firm has invited two speakers to share their insights at the event, namely the owner of German agency solrico, Bärbel Epp, who will give a detailed account of last year’s trends in key SHIP markets and the...
Sunday, May 3, 2020 7:55:42 AM
It has been quite difficult to close deals with clients for putting up industrial solar heat (SHIP) systems, as these types of projects take a long time to be developed. Only 27 out of the nearly 80 companies listed on the SHIP Supplier World Map managed to start up at least one SHIP installation in 2019, although countries around the world urgently need strategies for decarbonising industrial heat. Accordingly, a growing number of SHIP technology suppliers have been calling for improvements to ...
Saturday, May 2, 2020 6:34:22 AM
China and Mexico are the hubs of the global solar industrial heat (SHIP) supply industry. Five of the companies that completed the most SHIP projects by the end of 2019 are from China and four from Mexico; another two each are based in Germany and India (see chart above). These are the results of surveying the around 80 companies that are listed on the SHIP Supplier World Map. Since 2014, German agency solrico has carried out five annual SHIP surveys partly under the auspices of the Solar...
Sunday, April 26, 2020 5:16:16 AM
In 2019, solar heat capacity additions reached record-breaking levels in industrial sectors around the world, coming to 251 MW in total. The countries at the top of the list were Oman (180 MW), China (53 MW), Mexico (3 MW), India (2 MW) and Germany (1 MW). Ranked by the number of new SHIP systems, China and Mexico were leading the field, at 26 systems each, followed by Germany with 11 new installations. These findings are the result of surveying the about 80 industrial solar heat suppliers...
Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:06:42 AM
Italian-based Trivelli Energia and Chinese-based Yaoguo have formed a joint venture with the aim of manufacturing Trivelli´s parabolic trough collectors in Tengzhou, China. The first contracts were signed at the beginning of 2019, and initial milestones were set at a kick-off meeting in spring last year. The idea behind this venture is to mass-produce the Trivelli collectors at reasonable cost for the huge solar process heat market in China and ramp up production to a level at which they could...