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IEA SHC Solar Academy: Solar heating for industrial processes

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This webinar of the IEA SHC Programme's Solar Academy , hosted by the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), will take place on Thursday 6 July 2017, from 13:00 to 14:30 (GMT).


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.


This will be the second of a series of webinars organised by the IEA SHC Programme’s Solar Academy and hosted by the International Solar Energy Society. A recording of the event and the presentations from the webinar will be made available on the IEA SHC website,, after the live stream.



Panelist speakers and topics:


  •     Christoph Brunner: Global view on solar heat for industrial processes - From planning to realization
  •     Pedro Horta: Available technologies, design procedures and upcoming innovations
  •     Bärbel Epp: Investment opportunities in solar heat for industry


​The SHC Solar Academy is a means to share key results of the IEA SHC Programme with stakeholders from business and science. The webinars are one of four ways in which the IEA SHC is reaching out to a global audience to exchange information and to support R&D efforts and the implementation of solar heating and cooling projects all over the world.



All stakeholders are invited to join the 1.5-hour webinar. Online registration here.



For further information, please visit the event’s website at the link below.


International Solar Energy Society (ISES)
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