Klaus Hennecke, DLR, Germany
Solar Heat Integration in Industrial Processes is a collaborative project of the IEA’s Solar Heating and Cooling, Task 49, and SolarPACES Program. The purpose of the project is to provide the knowledge and technology necessary to foster installation of solar thermal plants for industrial process heat. To do this, studies on the technology’s potential are conducted in the participating countries, medium temperature collectors were developed for the production of process heat up to temperature levels of 250°C, and solutions to the problems involved in integrating solar heat into industrial processes were sought. In addition, demonstration projects were carried out in cooperation with the solar industry.
More info on the task can be found here: http://task49.iea-shc.org/