The objective of this technical report is to provide an overview of the state of the art of Solar Heat for Industrial Processes (SHIP), to describe the main technologies existing worldwide, particularly in the Mediterranean, and give recommendations aimed at supporting the spread of this technology. Although there is a very limited penetration of solar technologies in the industrial sector, there is a great untapped potential.
Based on this situation, this technical report explains the existing solar concepts and system components and their evolution. It subsequently addresses the potential of solar heat in industrial processes, the market development that will stem from commercial uptake, and the incurred costs. Lastly, a number of existing solar heat plants, their characteristics and their advantages are being presented.
Author: Observatoire Méditerranéen de l'Energie (OME)
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