Process Heat

  • MTRMR 2016

    IEA Medium-Term Report: Solar Heating and Cooling Not on Track for 2 °C Scenario

    The IEA’s Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report or MTRMR 2016 again includes a chapter on renewable heating and cooling – and it’s growing in size. The 282-page document published from Singapore on 25 October analyses on 47 pages the current and future market development of four...
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  • Mexico Copper Mine

    Mexico: Second Solar Process Heat Case Study on Copper Mining

    Arcon-Sunmark has announced the completion of a second solar-heated copper mine project. In September 2016, the Danish company installed a 6,270 m² collector field (4.4 MWth) at La Parreña in central Mexico. A 30 September press release said that the solar field would cover 58 %...
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  • Roberto Roman

    Solar Process Heat in Chile: “It is essential to use the ESCO model”

    The world’s largest process heat installation has recently completed its third year of operation. The 39,000 m² collector field, which went online in October 2013 at Codelco´s Gabriela Mistral mine, is located 100 kilometres south of the town of Calama in Chile´s high central desert....
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  • USA: Californian Solar Process Heat Potential and Gas Price Competitiveness

    USA: Californian Solar Process Heat Potential and Gas Price Competitiveness

    Researchers at the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have observed a renewed interest in solar process heat applications in recent years, mainly thanks to “the improvement and proliferation of solar collectors for electricity generation and the development of sophisticated...
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  • Germany: “Performance-based incentives for all solar thermal plants”

    Germany: “Performance-based incentives for all solar thermal plants”

    In spring 2015, Germany´s Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA) introduced a performance-based incentive for solar heating as an alternative to the scheme offering incentives based on collector area. Recently published statistics have shown the new programme to grant...
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  • IEA SHC Task 46: Bankable Solar Data Sets for Concentrating Technologies

    IEA SHC Task 46: Bankable Solar Data Sets for Concentrating Technologies

    Whether investors put their money into large-scale concentrating solar heat and power systems, solar district heating plants or photovoltaic fields, they need to be able to rely on data sets to include the uncertainty and variability of input information. Financial institutions do like to...
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    Eurosun 2016 / Luisa F Cabeza: Solar process heat in Spain

    The use of solar heat for industrial processes has a huge potential - espacially in Spain. Luisa F. Cabeza from the University of Lleida explains what needs to be done to promote solar process heat in Spain.

    This video was filmed during the Eurosun 2016 in Palma (Mallorca) in October 2016...

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    Eurosun 2016 / Roberto Román: Solar energy in Chile

    Copper mines are one of the main applications solar heat systems in Chile. Roberto Román, Professor at the University of Chile, talks about the market for photovoltaics and solar thermal energy in his country.

    This video was filmed during the Eurosun 2016 in Palma (Mallorca) in October...

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  • Himin Process Heat

    China: Himin’s Largest Solar Process Heat Installation

    Last year, Chinese vacuum tube manufacturer Huang Ming internationally known as Himin Solar installed its largest system for solar process heat to date. The company said that it had set up a 9,903 m² installation in Shandong province in October 2015, a system which had since produced heat...
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  • CBC Installation South Africa

    South Africa: Solar Green Beer Production Creates High IRR

    South Africa’s solar process heat installations remain profitable when they have to compete against other heat sources, such as diesel, paraffin, petrol or gas, the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies (CRSES) at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, has concluded in a...
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