The usage of solar heat for industrial processes is recently at a very early stage of development and has a huge commercial and technological potential. At the moment, 28 percent of the whole energy demand in the EU is for industrial processes and a third of these processes requires temperatures below 100°C. This demand can be covered very easily by SOLID’s high temperature flat plate collectors at a high level of overall system efficiency.
SOLID with its know-how for large scale solar thermal plants is very active in the field of solar process heat, not only in commercial sales projects but also in participating at EU-research projects for demonstrating the reliability and quality of solar process heat plants.
The most promising applications in the industry are:
• Textile Industry
• Meat factories
• Beverage industry