• Solar heat at up to 220 °C is delivered into the industrial process heat system.
  • The solar heat serves as a fuel saver by replacing conventional fossil fuels whenever the sun shines.
  • With the current uncertainty about fossil energy prices, solar process heat is becoming a viable option in the sun belt regions.

Pressurized water or thermal oil is pumped through the field and is heated by the concentrated solar radiation to the required temperature. A buffer storage absorbs short term fluctuations of the solar radiation. Many industrial processes are suitable to integrate solar process heat, for example

  • Dairy (pasteurization of milk, cheese manufacturing)
  • Meat processing Beverages (bottling plants, breweries)
  • Canneries (fruit, vegetables)
  • Fish processing and fish canneries
  • Food drying (nuts, fruits, potato chips)
  • Rubber plants – tire manufacturing
  • Textile and cloths manufacturing
  • Metal surface treatment
  • Industrial scale laundry and linen whitening
  • Saw mills (thermal treatment of wood)
  • Pulp and paper
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Perfume and essence making (distilleries)
  • Hospitals (autoclaves)