Process Heat

  • 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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  • Inventive Power Mexico

    Mexico: Solar Process Heat Beats Fossil-Fuel Boiler in Energy Cost

    Mexican company Inventive Power helps industrial customers to reduce their energy costs, which in turn reduces pollution in major cities. “Besides traffic, industrial boilers are responsible for much of the pollution in urban areas,” Ángel Mejía Santiago explained during the Intersolar...
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  • Aalborg Tars Inauguration

    Denmark: Solar Concentrating Systems to Offer Wide Array of Uses

    At present, the Danish turnkey supplier of concentrating solar systems, Aalborg CSP, has two more large projects under construction. Both installations – one for Danish district heating company Brønderslev Forsyning and one for Australian vegetables producer Sundrop Farms – cover...
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