Researchers have worked intensively across national borders to increase deployment of Solar Heat for Industrial Processes (SHIP), which is regarded as one of the most promising solar thermal applications. When IEA SHC Task 49, Solar Heat Integration in Industrial Processes, was launched in 2012, there were reportedly around 120 SHIP systems adding up to 88 MWth. Over the last years, total installation figures have tripled to more than 500 systems and a minimum of 291 MWth globally.
Increasing the number of SHIP plants around the world even further will require integration concepts to be standardised and simplified and collector field costs to be cut. The researchers of Task 49 have gone to great lengths to address these challenges and will present the key findings of their work during a webinar mainly dedicated to the planning as well as development of collector technologies and hydraulic designs. The speakers will additionally highlight investment opportunities in SHIP.
Thursday 06 July 2017, 13:00 – 14:30 GMT/UTC