Process Heat

  • Refrigeration Project Using Solar Energy (2006)

    This is a scientific paper done by Luis Eduardo about using solar energy for refrigeration. Refrigeration becomes very important especially for rural areas where electricity is not reliable. Using renewable energy in rural areas would decrease the use of electrical energy in the country,...

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  • New IEA Task for Solar Process Heat

    New IEA Task for Solar Process Heat

    At their meeting in June, the Executive Committee (ExCo) of the International Energy Agency (IEA) gave green light to a new task for solar process heat. The IEA-SHC (Solar Heating and Cooling) Task 49 – “Solar Process Heat for Production and Advanced Applications“ - will...

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  • Thailand: Solar Process Heat in Leather Factory awarded

    Thailand: Solar Process Heat in Leather Factory awarded

    On behalf of the Thai Ministry of Energy, German engineering company Aschoff Solar has been awarded by the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE) for the company's solar thermal installation at the Sadesa leather factory in Sena. Bernd Jueckmann (left), Sales...

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  • Austria: Subsidy Programme for large-scale Solar Systems extended

    Austria: Subsidy Programme for large-scale Solar Systems extended

    The subsidy programme "Solar Thermal – Solar large-scale” launched by Austria Solar was one of the most successful programmes of the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund in 2010. The 38 submitted projects were twice as much as could be financed by the original budget (see www....

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  • Germany: International Training Seminar Solar Process Heat in Munich

    Germany: International Training Seminar Solar Process Heat in Munich

    While solar heat for domestic and service applications shows increasing market shares across Europe, solar process heat seems still very much in its infancy. In principle, the potential is enormous: About 30% of the total industrial heat demand requires temperature levels below 100°C,...

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  • France: Process Heat Application at Viessmann’s Faulquemont Factory

    France: Process Heat Application at Viessmann’s Faulquemont Factory

    German heating systems manufacturer Viessmann operates a solar process heat system at its factory in Faulquemont, France. 260 m2 of the new heat pipe vacuum tube collector Vitosol 200-T have been installed on the roof and at the facade of the building. The system is used for...

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  • USA: “Solar Thermal Electric Car Charging Station” wins first Prize

    USA: “Solar Thermal Electric Car Charging Station” wins first Prize

    Winners of the Honda iDream Student Challenge: The team Solar Solutions, formed by three students from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, won first place in the category Mobility. Their project describes a system that has the ability to charge a battery of an electric car using...

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  • India: Largest Solar Thermal Process Heat Application

    India: Largest Solar Thermal Process Heat Application

    Solar process heat is becoming more and more popular in India: The photo shows the 240 collectors of an installation at the stapler and hole-punch manufacturer Kanin India. These panels heat a 60,000 litre electroplating bath in the city of Ludhiana, in the northernmost region of India. The...
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  • USA: CSI - Thermal Program offers incentives for Commercial Systems

    USA: CSI - Thermal Program offers incentives for Commercial Systems


    The California Solar Initiative (CSI) – Thermal Program began accepting applications for commercial systems on 8 October 2010. A month before this important date, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) published a 75-page handbook explaining what's most important when...

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  • Solar Process Heat SO-PRO (2010)

    This short presentation explains the SO-PRO Project which is being coordinated by the Energy Agency of Upper Austria (O.Ö. Energiesparverband). The project, financed by Intelligent Energy Europe, will put in place market development activities (training, developing guidelines, information...

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  • Mexico: Vacuum tubes in 48 % of residential Solar Water Heaters

    Mexico: Vacuum tubes in 48 % of residential Solar Water Heaters

    The marketing campaign for solar hot water systems in the residential sector in Mexico, Procalsol (2007 to 2012), bore fruit: According to the annual market statistics of the National Association of Solar Energy (ANES), the newly installed collector area in households almost tripled from...

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  • Austria: Call for Papers/Speakers on Solar Process Heat

    Austria: Call for Papers/Speakers on Solar Process Heat

    The first international conference dedicated exclusively to solar process heat will take place in Wels, Austria, from 3 to 4 March 2011 as part of the World Sustainable Energy Days. It is organised by the O.Oe. Energiesparverband, the regional energy agency of Upper Austria, which is also...

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