Process Heat

  • India: 640 m² Collector Area and 40,000 Litres of Tanks Paid Back in 4 Years

    India: 640 m² Collector Area and 40,000 Litres of Tanks Paid Back in 4 Years

    Five years ago, French cosmetics giant L’Oreal commissioned one of the largest indirect solar water heating systems in India for its factory in Pune, located in the western part of the country. Each day, the fully automated and pressurised system heats up around 32 m3 of water 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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  • Austria: Solar Foods Project Researchers Develop Tool to Optimise Processes

    Austria: Solar Foods Project Researchers Develop Tool to Optimise Processes

    During the on-going Solar Foods project, researchers from Austria are developing software to help integrate solar heat into the food and beverage industry. The software will not only show mass and heat flows in a diagram, but also help optimise them to improve energy efficiency and find...

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  • Austria: Bankers and Solar Companies Exchange Opinions

    Austria: Bankers and Solar Companies Exchange Opinions

    Acquiring affordable loans for large solar thermal plants is a challenging task. On 30 January, the industry association Austria Solar organised a meeting between representatives of the banking and investment sector, engineering companies, solar companies and industrial customers for...

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  • Solar Water Heating Financial Modeling Tool for Domestic Hot Water

    The SWH Financial Modelling Tool is a spread-sheet modelling tool which can be used to calculate the life cycle cost savings of a Solar Water Heater (SWH) unit and the national monetary benefits and energy savings of installing multiple SWHs systems.

    The tool was developed for the...

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  • India: First Solar Crematorium in Trial Phase

    India: First Solar Crematorium in Trial Phase

    A spiritual hermitage in Gujarat state, in the northwest of India, has become the home of the country’s first solar-powered crematorium. At the ecologically conscious Muni Seva Ashram, a 50 m2 Scheffler Dish will heat the oven which burns the dead bodies. The project was...

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  • Solar Heat Worldwide. Markets and Contribution to the Energy Supply (2011)

    This report was prepared within the framework of the Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHC) of the International Energy Agency (IEA) as an update of the one issued in 2009. The report documents the solar thermal capacity installed in the important markets worldwide and its contribution in...

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  • Case Study: Dairy Farmers Milk Free Energy (2009)

    This case study is the result of a partnership between New Zealand’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA), the country’s dairy farmers and technical experts, showing the benefits of solar water heating and waste heat recovery systems used to reduce energy costs.

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