Process Heat

  • 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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  • India: Solar Mission Phase II Targets 8 Million m²

    India: Solar Mission Phase II Targets 8 Million m²

    In December 2012, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in India published its plans for Phase II of the National Solar Mission (NSM). The 58-page document outlines the policy for the second phase, including targets, the role of the states and an implementation strategy (see the...

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  • Croatia: Solar Process Heat Benefits and Challenges Discussed at Eurosun 2012

    Croatia: Solar Process Heat Benefits and Challenges Discussed at Eurosun 2012

    This time, the Eurosun took place in a beautiful coastal town in Croatia, Opatija, in the middle of September 2012. The Eurosun 2012 was already the ninth European conference of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES). It was hosted by the Croatian Solar Energy Association, HSUSE,...

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  • Chile: 27.5 MWth Provide Heat for Copper Mine

    Chile: 27.5 MWth Provide Heat for Copper Mine

    From June 2013, the world´s largest collector field could be in Chile. The planned solar collector area amounts to 39,300 m², which would cover more than 80% of the heat used to refine copper at the world´s largest copper mine. The company that is going to set up...

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  • Solar Industrial Process Heat (2011)

    This 2011 presentation gives an overview of the industrial process heat market, and outlines the barriers and obstacles to further growth. Although low- and high-temperature solar thermal applications have now long been developed, the presentation notes that medium-...

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  • Developments of Solar Thermal in China (2011)

    This presentation was given as Tsinghua University in 2011, and gives a chronological overview of the rapid development of China's solar thermal market since 1978, where research first began. The research projects described in the presentation have successfully...

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