Process Heat

  • France: Process Heat Application at Viessmann’s Faulquemont Factory

    France: Process Heat Application at Viessmann’s Faulquemont Factory

    German heating systems manufacturer Viessmann operates a solar process heat system at its factory in Faulquemont, France. 260 m2 of the new heat pipe vacuum tube collector Vitosol 200-T have been installed on the roof and at the facade of the building. The system is used for...

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  • USA: “Solar Thermal Electric Car Charging Station” wins first Prize

    USA: “Solar Thermal Electric Car Charging Station” wins first Prize

    Winners of the Honda iDream Student Challenge: The team Solar Solutions, formed by three students from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, won first place in the category Mobility. Their project describes a system that has the ability to charge a battery of an electric car using...

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  • India: Largest Solar Thermal Process Heat Application

    India: Largest Solar Thermal Process Heat Application

    Solar process heat is becoming more and more popular in India: The photo shows the 240 collectors of an installation at the stapler and hole-punch manufacturer Kanin India. These panels heat a 60,000 litre electroplating bath in the city of Ludhiana, in the northernmost region of India. The...
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  • USA: CSI - Thermal Program offers incentives for Commercial Systems

    USA: CSI - Thermal Program offers incentives for Commercial Systems


    The California Solar Initiative (CSI) – Thermal Program began accepting applications for commercial systems on 8 October 2010. A month before this important date, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) published a 75-page handbook explaining what's most important when...

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  • Solar Process Heat SO-PRO (2010)

    This short presentation explains the SO-PRO Project which is being coordinated by the Energy Agency of Upper Austria (O.Ö. Energiesparverband). The project, financed by Intelligent Energy Europe, will put in place market development activities (training, developing guidelines, information...

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  • Mexico: Vacuum tubes in 48 % of residential Solar Water Heaters

    Mexico: Vacuum tubes in 48 % of residential Solar Water Heaters

    The marketing campaign for solar hot water systems in the residential sector in Mexico, Procalsol (2007 to 2012), bore fruit: According to the annual market statistics of the National Association of Solar Energy (ANES), the newly installed collector area in households almost tripled from...

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  • Austria: Call for Papers/Speakers on Solar Process Heat

    Austria: Call for Papers/Speakers on Solar Process Heat

    The first international conference dedicated exclusively to solar process heat will take place in Wels, Austria, from 3 to 4 March 2011 as part of the World Sustainable Energy Days. It is organised by the O.Oe. Energiesparverband, the regional energy agency of Upper Austria, which is also...

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  • Austria: EUR 2 Million for Large-Scale, Commercial Applications

    Austria: EUR 2 Million for Large-Scale, Commercial Applications

    Austria shows that even in a generally difficult economic situation, a government can still expand its solar subsidy schemes: On 11 June, the Austrian environmental minister, Niki Berlakovich, introduced a new incentive programme for large-scale solar thermal systems. Photo: National...

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  • Turkey: Industry discovers Space Heating and Process Heat

    Turkey: Industry discovers Space Heating and Process Heat

    The picture shows the solar shop of Solimpeks and the office building for the engineers of the Seiso subsidiary, which is responsible for large-scale projects. Turkish solar thermal manufacturers increasingly establish separate companies to handle hotel installations or process heat...

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  • Solar Industrial Process Heat - State of the Art (2006)

    This is a report prepared in the framework of the Intelligent Energy Europe project Key Issues for Renewable Heat in Europe (K4RES-H). The report focuses on solar heat for industrial processes (SHIP), the current market status and potential, the identified barriers to growth and proposed...

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  • India: Results of Greentech’s Market Assessment Study

    India: Results of Greentech’s Market Assessment Study

    Looking at the future development of the Indian solar thermal sector: The figures above show the most realistic scenario by New Delhi based consultancy Greentech Knowledge Solutions. The residential market will also dominate in the years to come, still retaining a market share of around 80...

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