While solar heat for domestic and service applications has increasing market shares across Europe, solar process heat is still in its infancy. The potential is enormous: about 30% of the total industrial heat demand is at temperature levels below 100°C which can be provided from commercially available solar thermal collectors.
The aim of the first ”International Solar Process Heat Conference“ is to present technology solutions, market reports and best practice examples and to discuss strategies how to increase the market for solar process heat globally. The Solar Process Heat Conference is held from 3 to 4 March 2001 in Wels/Austria as a part of the World Sustainable Energy Days 2011 which also offer a trade show for renewable energy and energy efficiency with about 100,000 visitors. More than 100 exhibitors present solar thermal products and services.
The conference is organised by the O.Ö. Energiesparverband, the regional energy agency of Upper Austria, dedicated to sustainable energy market development. Upper Austria as a leading solar thermal region in the world (0.7 m² solar thermal installed per capita) is the ideal location for this conference.
The conference will be held in the framework of the Intelligent Energy Europe project ”Solar Process Heat“ ( www.solar-process-heat.eu)