Re-deployable solar boilers based on concentrating solar collecotors for ESCO type sale of thermal energy to industrial processes

Solutions developed

We will develop cost competitive re-deployable solar boilers i.e. turn-key and easy-to-install concentrating solar thermal systems of at least 1MWt which can be used to sell heat (as opposed to equipment) to our target customers. Industrial users rarely want to commit to long term heat purchase contracts. Re-deployability and competitive cost enable us to offer minimal initial commitment (only 3 years) for the purchase of solar heat

Main results

The progress made in the achievement of the Re-deployment enablers makes us confident on the completion of the technical foundations of the re-deployable solar boiler, which is the primary technical target of the project and which is clearly going beyond the available state of the art for solar process heat systems. Beyond this technical impact, an unexpected but very promising technical spillover was uncovered during coaching sessions in the contiguous sector of PV trackers, a high-growth industry where we could leverage our technical excellence and exploit several of the technical achievements that we have been realizing so far within Re-Deploy.