Solar Payback

Solar Payback is a three-year Solar Payback project, promoting the use of Solar Heat for Industrial Processes (SHIP) across four partner countries – South Africa, India, Mexico and Brazil. As part of the German International Climate Initiative (IKI), it is raising awareness of the technical and economic potential of SHIP technologies by clear and transparent information on the costs and benefits of SHIP applications and by helping to build selected reference systems. Solar Payback partners with solarthermalworld.org to spread the results of the project to a wider audience.

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    12,000 m² of concentrating solar planned in Brazil


    A consortium of around 10 companies is planning to build a 12,000 m² concentrating solar plant in Jaborandi, Bahia state, to the northeast of Brazil’s capital. This combined process heat and power system will use parabolic trough collectors (see photo) by Canadian-based Rackam to dry tobacco...
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    A survey of the global market for concentrating collectors

    Concentrating collector technologies are becoming an increasingly popular choice for customers requiring industrial heat or space heating. This year’s Renewables 2018 Global Status Report includes, for the first time, data regarding new installations of concentrating systems....
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    Solar industrial heat market – a 2017 survey

    2017 was a record year for systems providing solar heat for industrial processes, since at least 110 large ones adding up to 192,580 m² were put into operation. This has been the result of a survey among around 80 turnkey suppliers currently listed on the...
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    SHC 2017 / Jaideep Malaviya: Solar Process Heat for the Industry in India

    India is facing a quickly growing energy demand. At the same time, the country has ambitious targets for carbon reduction. Solar Heat for industrial processes (SHIP) may help overcoming this challenge. Jaideep Malaviya, partner of the programme "Solar Payback" talks about chances, challenges and...
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    Brazil: Energy Ministry with Big Plans for Solar

    The focus of the Intersolar South America in Sao Paulo: photovoltaics. Increasing electricity prices in Brazil and net metering options have generated interest among PV manufacturers from all over the world. The fair organisers, German-based Solar Promotion, said that the number of...
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    Brazil: 2016 Market Statistics by Newly Founded Industry Association ABRASOL

    A recently introduced annual statistic by Brazil’s newly established industry association ABRASOL based in São Paulo shows that in 2016, the country was again the one with the third-largest number of new installations and the largest solar thermal market in South America. The 1,304,922 m²...
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