Process Heat

  • Germany: Feed-in Tariff Changes May Benefit Solar Heat

    Germany: Feed-in Tariff Changes May Benefit Solar Heat

    Whereas Germany’s total collector sales are dropping, solar thermal companies see a glimmer of hope for big projects because of changed feed-in tariffs in the renewable electricity...
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  • Switzerland: Parabolic Trough Collectors Produce Heat for Dairy

    Switzerland: Parabolic Trough Collectors Produce Heat for Dairy

    ewz’s latest solar project as an energy service company (ESCO) is the solar plant at dairy company Lataria Engiadinaisa SA (LESA), which is located at an altitude of 1,700 m in the Swiss Alps. With its 115 m² of parabolic trough collectors by NEP Solar, the solar plant heats...
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  • 27.5 MW Provide Heat for Copper Mine in Chile

    27.5 MW Provide Heat for Copper Mine in Chile



    Since June 2013 a 27.5 MWth installation should cover more than 80% of the heat used to refine copper at the Gaby mine in Chile, one of the largest copper mines in the world. The Danish solar thermal system supplier and collector manufacturer Sunmark has set up the turnkey plant. Indeed...

  • China: Engineering Segment Drives Solar Thermal Market

    China: Engineering Segment Drives Solar Thermal Market

    The make-up of China’s solar thermal market is changing: The segment that used to guarantee the industry’s profits, the retail business of small thermosiphon systems for private households, has been declining in recent years. Other solar thermal segments, however, have been...
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  • Germany: SunOyster’s New Approach to Combine PV and Solar Heat

    Germany: SunOyster’s New Approach to Combine PV and Solar Heat

    SunOyster Systems (SOS) based in Halstenbek, a town near Hamburg, Germany, has developed a new technology for the combined generation of solar heat and electricity (PVT). The first six SunOyster units are currently on their way to the Chinese town of Shuouzhou, 400 km west of...
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  • REN 21: Solar Thermal Contributes Significantly to Hot Water Production

    REN 21: Solar Thermal Contributes Significantly to Hot Water Production

    According to REN21’s Renewables 2014 Global Status Report, which was published at the UN-hosted Sustainable Energy for All Forum in New York at the beginning of June, solar thermal technologies contribute significantly to hot water production in many countries and increasingly to...
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  • Austria: Solar Process Heat Cheaper than Oil Boiler

    Austria: Solar Process Heat Cheaper than Oil Boiler

    The solar process heat plant at Fleischwaren Berger in Sieghartskirchen, Austria, went into operation in July 2013. With its 1,067 m² of high-temperature flat plate collectors, it pre-heats water for steam and hot water production. According to calculations by Austrian company SOLID, which...
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  • India: First Stakeholder Workshop for Solar Thermal Roadmap

    India: First Stakeholder Workshop for Solar Thermal Roadmap

    Whereas India shows enormous demand for thermal energy in the industry and for cooking, solar thermal has so far only covered 0.2 % of the total heating and cooling need. Therefore it is urgent to scale up the use of decentralised solar thermal technologies. Supported by the Shakti...
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  • Austria: Search for Innovative Incentive Schemes

    Austria: Search for Innovative Incentive Schemes

    Austria has a leading position in solar energy use worldwide. 3.5 GWth (5 million m²) of solar thermal capacity had been installed in total until the end of 2012. Based on the specific collector area per inhabitant, Austria ranks third after Cyprus and Israel. The key...
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  • Switzerland: Process Heat Collector Performance Testing

    Switzerland: Process Heat Collector Performance Testing

    Process heat collectors in the range of 100 to 250 °C represent a rather new type of technology, and test institutes are facing some challenges when trying to test these collectors. Solarthermalworld.org spoke with Dr Elimar Frank, Research Director at the Swiss Institute for Solar...

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