Task 49
Task 49
SHC Task 49

Solar Heat Integration in Industrial Processes

Solar Thermal World News Stream

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...
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 9:23:21 PM
In Germany, demand for high-temperature solar process heat is growing rapidly. In the past months, Soliterm, a western German provider of turnkey solar process heat (SHIP) solutions, has conducted an ever-greater number of prefeasibility studies in several sectors, especially in the food industry. Interest grew as the government introduced a EUR 25 per-tonne carbon price on heating fuel at the beginning of this year while continuing to offer high incentives covering up to 55 % of SHIP...
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 5:09:48 PM
IRENA and Solar Heat Europe have both announced webinars that will highlight measures for decarbonising Europe’s industrial sector. On Thursday, 25 February, the IRENA Coalition for Action will present the white paper titled Companies in Transition towards 100 % renewables: Focus on heating and cooling during a 2.5-hour online conference and discuss how the public and private sectors could work hand in hand to speed up the industrial sector’s transformation. And on 9 March, from 10 to 11 am...