Solutions developed

Demonstrate its capability to cover a considerable part of the heat demand of the process industry at temperatures above 150 ºC and for latitudes where current designs are not able to supply it. Its modularity and compactness will also enable easy installation and repair with reduced space requirements, while most of components can be sourced locally. Allow full compatibility with the existing systems of potential end-users of Solar Heating for Industrial Processes (SHIP). These aspects will provide a very competitive solution to substitute fossil fuel consumption. The developed solar concept will be tested at two industrial sites to prove the objective’s target of TRL5. Life Cycle Analysis will be included to validate and demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed technologies.

Main results

Solar thermal energy can be used for decarbonize de industry, in heating and cooling processes.