Process Heat

  • Germany: Experts Analyse Solar Process Heat Market

    Germany: Experts Analyse Solar Process Heat Market

    Solar thermal systems are able to meet a significant portion of the heating requirements in many industrial and commercial settings. This is one of the results of an expert workshop entitled The Emerging Market for Solar Process Heat, which was organised by German research institute...

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  • India: Solar Drying System with Vacuum Tubes Pays off within the First Year

    India: Solar Drying System with Vacuum Tubes Pays off within the First Year

    Indian company ACME Jelly Products has been successfully showcasing the use of solar thermal dehydration systems of agro-products since October 2011. The company, which is located near Ahmedabad in Gujarat state in western India, is one of the rare Indian examples of vacuum tube...

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  • South Africa: High Demand from the Tourism Sector

    South Africa: High Demand from the Tourism Sector

    With South Africa’s sunny climate and its population at 52 million, the country’s solar thermal market has a promising future ahead. This is why German market research agency solrico carried out a survey among South African collector and tank manufacturers, as well...

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  • China: Flat Plate Collector Share is Growing

    China: Flat Plate Collector Share is Growing

    Prof Guangming Xie is a well-known expert on the solar thermal industry in China and Executive President of the China Solar Thermal Industry Federation (CSTIF). He had been a researcher with the Beijing Solar Energy Research Institute (BSERI) before he came to work in leading positions...

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  • France: Restructuring SAED

    France: Restructuring SAED

    SAED or Sophia Antipolis Energie Developpement, which is a start-up located in the south of France, produces a heat pipe protected by two patents. The company developed a...

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  • Germany: Almeco Solar Presents Absorber Tube for Process Heat Collectors

    Germany: Almeco Solar Presents Absorber Tube for Process Heat Collectors

    German coating manufacturer Almeco Solar has designed a new absorber tube: Small in size with a working temperature around 200 °C and no vacuum. The company wants to beat both the performance and the current price of black chrome absorber tubes. The solution is called Tinox tube 2.0...

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  • USA: California Solar Initiative to Add Technologies to Eligibility List

    USA: California Solar Initiative to Add Technologies to Eligibility List

    The California Solar Initiative (CSI) is further extending the number of system types eligible for its CSI – Solar Thermal programme. Already in December 2012, California’s Governor, Edmund Brown, signed a law stipulating that solar heating of commercial pools is to be...

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  • UAE/Dubai: Solar-Heated Chocolate Factory

    UAE/Dubai: Solar-Heated Chocolate Factory

    Austrian collector manufacturer Tisun has announced that it sold 510 m² of solar collectors to an “international confectionery manufacturer” in Jebel Ali in the emirate of Dubai. The company which installed the 200 collectors in May was Tisun’s subsidiary Tisun GCC...

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  • India: Rising Diesel Prices Boost Attractiveness of Solar Thermal

    India: Rising Diesel Prices Boost Attractiveness of Solar Thermal

    India’s government announced at the beginning of this year that it would gradually increase the price of diesel by INR 1 each month for the following 10 months. The government is aiming to bring retail prices in India on a par with international crude prices, in order to reduce the...

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  • Thailand: Prefabricated Container Solution Improves Quality in Tannery

    Thailand: Prefabricated Container Solution Improves Quality in Tannery

    Danish shoe producer ECCO runs the largest solar thermal installation in Thailand: 1,890 m² of vacuum tube collectors provide the company’s factory in Ayutthaya with up to 80 tons of hot water per day. Planned and installed by German engineering company Aschoff Solar, the...

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