Process Heat

  • India: Less than One Year to Pay Back Textile Industry’s Solar Preheating

    India: Less than One Year to Pay Back Textile Industry’s Solar Preheating

    Coimbatore located in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu is called the "Manchester of South India" because of its large textile industry, which is fed by the surrounding cotton fields. More than 150 medium and large textile companies reside in and around Coimbatore.The...

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  • Brewing Beer with Solar Heat (2010)

    This report gives case studies of two Germany beer breweries - the Hofmühl brewery in Eichstätt and the Hüth Brewiry in Kassel-Baunatal - that have integrated solar thermal energy into their production process. Although there is high potential for solar process...

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  • Mexico: Training and On-Site Inspection for Agricultural Solar Systems

    Mexico: Training and On-Site Inspection for Agricultural Solar Systems

    Mexico’s Shared Risk Trust Fund, FIRCO, has already financed more than 100 solar water heater systems in the country’s agricultural sector. “Between 2004 and 2010, we provided technical assistance to 114 small agricultural producers by installing solar water heater...

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  • 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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