Process Heat

  • China: Solar Process Heat at "Green" Tannery

    China: Solar Process Heat at "Green" Tannery

    Tannery Heshan Bestway Leather, a German joint venture in the People’s Republic of China, inaugurated its new Chinese factory in Heshan on 9 June in the presence of around 300 visitors from all over the world. The factory houses a solar thermal process heat installation with 630 m² of...

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  • India: Two 160 m² Solar Dishes Supply Steam to New Delhi’s Sheraton Hotel

    India: Two 160 m² Solar Dishes Supply Steam to New Delhi’s Sheraton Hotel

    Within 18-month time, the first solar concentrator system with Arun Dishes has been installed successfully on a hotel roof in India. Indian company Clique Solar began to set up the solar steam installation at ITC Maurya Sheraton, New Delhi, in November 2009. The ITC hotel group is a “green...

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  • Austria: Third Incentive Year for Large-scale Solar Thermal Plants

    Austria: Third Incentive Year for Large-scale Solar Thermal Plants

    The great success over the past two years prompted the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund to extend its incentive programme for large-scale solar thermal plants into 2012 as well. When the programme was launched on 13 June, it was actually the third time. The scheme has already granted...

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  • India: 90 Process Heat Projects with Concentrating Collectors in Five Years

    India: 90 Process Heat Projects with Concentrating Collectors in Five Years

    On 19 May 2012, the Joint Secretary of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Tarun Kapoor, announced the official launch of the initiative Market Development and Promotion of Solar Concentrator based Process Heat Applications. In cooperation with the United Nations Development...

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  • India: Kerala State Subsidy Meets Targets

    India: Kerala State Subsidy Meets Targets

    The new subsidy scheme in the southern Indian state of Kerala has almost reached its aims: The programme subsidised 5,000 m² of collector area in the first three months of 2012, according to the Agency for Non-Conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT). As ANERT Scientist Perumpalot...

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  • Germany: ‘Green Alliance’ Bears First Fruits

    Germany: ‘Green Alliance’ Bears First Fruits

    About one year ago, a German system provider in the field of surface technology, Eisenmann AG, and German Ritter XL Solar GmbH, a company specialised in large-scale solar thermal installations, joined forces to form the „Green Alliance“. Its aim was to promote solar process heat,...

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  • USA: Contractor Runs 7,804 m² Collector System at Prestage Foods Factory

    USA: Contractor Runs 7,804 m² Collector System at Prestage Foods Factory

    There is now one more solar process heat installation in the US – and it is one of the country’s largest, too. Since October 2011, more than 50 people were working onsite, 7 days a week, to put the system in place. 84,000 ft2 of collector area (7,804 m2) are going to...

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  • Europe: Heineken Brewery to Install Three Big Solar Plants

    Europe: Heineken Brewery to Install Three Big Solar Plants

    The famous beer brand Heineken has just placed an order for three big solar thermal plants that will produce the heat required for the brewery’s industrial processes at different company sites. Two of these systems will be installed at breweries – one in Valencia, Spain, and one in Göß,...

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  • Europe: InSun Project Showcases Concentrating Collectors for Process Heat

    Europe: InSun Project Showcases Concentrating Collectors for Process Heat

    1 April was the starting day of the EU FP 7 Project InSun (Industrial Process Heat by Solar Collectors) coordinated by zafh.net, the Centre for Applied Research on Sustainable Energy Technology at the University of Applied Sciences, Stuttgart, Germany. The participants of the project want to...

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  • Designing Solar Thermal System for Selected Industrial Processes (2011)

    This is a presentation by Stefan Heß of the Fraunhofer ISE, given during the International Conference Solar Process Heat that took place in March 2011 in Austria. Industrial process heat accounts for more than 20% of the final energy demand in Germany. 33% is needed at temperatures below...

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