Process Heat

  • Solar Payback Group

    Solar Payback: Three-year Support Project for Solar Process Heat Launched in India

    The Solar Thermal Federation of India (STFI) and the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) have teamed up for the international Solar Payback project, which aims to increase the use of solar thermal energy in industrial processes. The photo shows the partners during the Kick-Off...
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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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  • Embedded thumbnail for Eurosun 2016 / Luisa F Cabeza: Solar process heat in Spain

    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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