Process Heat

  • India: Solar Food Processing Network Launch

    India: Solar Food Processing Network Launch

    With the launch of the Solar Food Processing Network in January 2013, India can look forward to a successful usage of solar thermal systems to meet the energy needs of this sector. The initiative for the network came from private entrepreneur Ghanshyam Lukhi (see the small photo above)....

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  • Europe: Solar Thermal Energy Expands to Industrial Processes

    Europe: Solar Thermal Energy Expands to Industrial Processes

    During a Technology Workshop on Solar Process Heat for Industry organised by the Solar Thermal Technology Panel of the RHC-Platform, the European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling, European experts presented the latest developments and insights into collector...

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  • Thailand: “Many enterprises have become interested in the technology”

    Thailand: “Many enterprises have become interested in the technology”

    This January has already been the sixth time for the Thai government to announce the continuation of their incentive programme for commercial customers. Over the last five years, the installed collector area in Thailand has grown steadily while the quality of the installations has...

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  • How to Finance a Large-scale Solar Thermal Plant

    How to Finance a Large-scale Solar Thermal Plant

    One of the organisations which have had experiences with RES leases over many years is the Austrian UniCredit Leasing. Josef Robert Straninger, Country Coordinator of the Competence Center Renewable Energies at UniCredit Leasing, explained at the SMEThermal conference in Berlin what...

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  • Hungary: New Money for Commercial and Public Solar Thermal Systems

    Hungary: New Money for Commercial and Public Solar Thermal Systems

    From the end of 2011 on, the Hungarian government had asked the European Commission (EC) to allow the transfer of funds not spent within the Transport Operational Programme, KözOP, to the Environment and Energy Operational Programme, KEOP. The EC finally agreed in September 2012 and the...

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  • Germany: Vacuum Super Insulation Reduces Heat Losses at Long-term Storage

    Germany: Vacuum Super Insulation Reduces Heat Losses at Long-term Storage

    The vacuum super insulation (VSI) by German manufacturer Hummelsberger ensures minimum heat losses when storing solar heat over long periods. This is especially interesting to solar space heating and domestic hot water with a high solar fraction, but also to industrial process heat at...

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  • Chile: Mining Sector May Be Solar Thermal’s Future

    Chile: Mining Sector May Be Solar Thermal’s Future

    In September 2012, Chile´s Energy Ministry published a comprehensive study on the country´s solar thermal market. The company who had carried out the “Market study of the solar thermal industry in Chile and methodological proposal for its permanent update” is...

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  • Austria: More and Less Successful Subsidy Schemes

    Austria: More and Less Successful Subsidy Schemes

    Austria´s solar thermal market has come to depend a great deal on incentive programmes. The schemes in 2012, however, met with varying degrees of success. Demand was again great for the...

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  • Solar Thermal Bankable – yes or no?

    Solar Thermal Bankable – yes or no?

    It is not easy at all to persuade third parties to finance large-scale ESCO (Energy Service Company) projects for solar thermal: The financial sector needs to become more aware of solar thermal technology and its related projects. This is the lesson that Austrian company S.O.L.I.D....

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