Task 49 - Solar Process Heat for Production and Advanced Applications


IEA SHC Task 49/IV - Deliverable C4 - Best practise series of case study reports from demonstration projects IEA SHC Task 49/IV - Deliverable C4 - Best practise series of case study reports from demonstration projects
August 2016 - PDF 1.89MB
By: Bastian Schmitt, Stefan Hess
Throughout the world, many new technologies and projects are currently being undertaken to assist in the reduction of fossil fuel consumption. While the focus has been in the electrical and transport sector, significant progress has been made in the realm of renewable heat and more specifically, solar heat for industrial processes.
IEA SHC Task 49/IV - Deliverable A1.3 - Process Heat Collectors - State of the Art and Available Medium Temperature Collectors IEA SHC Task 49/IV - Deliverable A1.3 - Process Heat Collectors - State of the Art and Available Medium Temperature Collectors
May 2016 - PDF 1.39MB
By: Pedro Horta
In the present SHIP applications are suited by well-established technologies covering the range of process temperatures found in different industrial sectors: low (T < 100ºC), medium (100ºC < T < 250ºC) or high temperature (250ºC < T < 400ºC).
Considering that solar collectors suiting industrial processes might also suit non-industrial applications (e.g. hot water production on the Residential sector or high pressure steam for power generation purposes) it is important to establish the scope of a Solar Process Heat Collector.
IEA SHC Task 49/IV - Deliverable B6 - Integrating Solar Heat into Industrial Processes (SHIP)
Booklet on results of Task49/IV Subtask B
May 2016 - PDF 0.86MB
By: Bettina Muster-Slawitsch
When integrating solar heat into industrial or commercial processes, the aim is to identify the most technically and economically suitable integration point and the most suitable integration concept. Due to the complexity of heat supply and distribution in industry, where a large number of processes might require thermal energy, this task is usually not trivial.

Within Task 49/IV Subtask B several documents have been developed to assist with the necessary steps when planning the integration of a solar process heat plant.
Task 49: Solar Heat in Industrial Processes Task 49: Solar Heat in Industrial Processes
Interview with Christoph Brunner
May 2016 - PDF 0.14MB
By: Pam Murphy
Solar Update (SU): Why was this project needed?
Christoph Brunner (CB): SHC Task 49/SolarPACES Annes IV: Solar Heat Integration in Industrial Processes was initiated to foster market penetration of this rather young technology that has large worldwide potential.
IEA SHC Task 49/IV - Deliverable A2.1 - Comparison of process heat collectors with respect to technical and economic conditions IEA SHC Task 49/IV - Deliverable A2.1 - Comparison of process heat collectors with respect to technical and economic conditions
April 2016 - PDF 1.48MB
By: Federico Giovannetti, Pedro Horta
In the present SHIP applications are suited by well-established technologies covering the range of process temperatures found in different industrial sectors: low (T < 100ºC), medium (100ºC < T < 250ºC) or high temperature (250ºC < T < 400ºC).
Considering that solar collectors suiting industrial processes might also suit non-industrial applications (e.g. hot water production on the Residential sector or high pressure steam for power generation purposes) it is important to establish the scope of a Solar Process Heat Collector in various terms.
Task 49 Highlights 2015 Task 49 Highlights 2015
April 2016 - PDF 0.23MB
Solar Heat for Industrial Processes (SHIP) is currently at the early stages of development, but is considered to have huge potential for solar thermal applications. Currently, 120 operating solar thermal systems for process heat are reported worldwide, with a total capacity of about 88 MWth (125,000 m2). The first applications have been experimental and relatively small in scale. In recent years, significantly larger solar thermal fields have been applied and are currently in the project pipeline. There is great potential for this market and technological developments as 28% of the overall energy demand in the EU27 countries originates in the industrial sector and the majority of this is heat of below 250°C.
IEA SHC Task 49/IV - Deliverable B5 - Potential Enhancement of Solar Process Heat by Emerging Technologies IEA SHC Task 49/IV - Deliverable B5 - Potential Enhancement of Solar Process Heat by Emerging Technologies
March 2016 - PDF 0.89MB
By: Bettina Muster-Slawitsch, Tobias Prosinecki, Qasid Ahmad, Christian Sattler, Judith Buchmaier, Susanne Lux, Wim van Helden, Anh Phan, Christoph Brunner
Within IEA Task 49, Subtask B is focusing on the integration possibilities of solar heat in industrial processes. In this context, also the questions are tackled:
- Which new technologies can stimulate the use of renewable (solar) heat?
- Which technologies must be developed for reacting best on the hybrid energy supply in future?
IEA SHC Task 49/IV - Deliverable C3 - Performance assessment methodology and simulation case studies IEA SHC Task 49/IV - Deliverable C3 - Performance assessment methodology and simulation case studies
March 2016 - PDF 0.65MB
By: Werner Platzer
Performance of a solar system or any other energy conversion system in general is often being considered in a too simplified way. Simple performance indicators or metrics like efficiency are often taken without any description of the operating and application conditions, of the system boundaries considered for its calculation.
The performance of a system however can be described in a broader sense as a concept including energetical, economical and environmental aspects of a system operation for a defined time period. The system boundaries considered should be clearly defined, and the operating conditions according to the application should be specified.
IEA SHC Task 49/IV - Deliverable B4 - Catalogue of recommended components for advanced integration IEA SHC Task 49/IV - Deliverable B4 - Catalogue of recommended components for advanced integration
February 2016 - PDF 0.22MB
By: Bettina Muster, Bastian Schmitt, Ilyes Ben Hassine
In this catalogue, software and hardware components are described that can help realising the integration of solar process heat in an advanced way.
IEA SHC Task 49/IV - Deliverable B3 - Updated Efficiency Finder IEA SHC Task 49/IV - Deliverable B3 - Updated Efficiency Finder
December 2015 - PDF 1.24MB
By: Bastian Schmitt, Bettina Muster
The Efficiency Finder, also known as Zero Emission WikiWeb or Matrix of Indicators is a reference book that contains important information on unit operations, energy supply technologies, process technologies, best practice examples, and guidelines for implementation of efficiency measures and renewable energy technologies. The website (http://wiki.zero-emissions.at/) can be used as an inter-active compendium by process engineers, energy managers, RES experts, etc. to support their work e.g. by providing measures for energy efficiency and finding suitable solar applications in production processes.
IEA SHC Task 49/IV - Deliverable A3.1 - Guideline on testing procedures for collectors used in solar process heat IEA SHC Task 49/IV - Deliverable A3.1 - Guideline on testing procedures for collectors used in solar process heat
November 2015 - PDF 1.52MB
By: Sven Fahr, Dr. Korbinian Kramer
Publisher: IEA SHC Task 49
To enable solar thermal technologies to successfully enter the important market of process heat applications, it is crucial for the manufacturers to be able to provide reliable figures to succeed in tenders, to be able to predict energy yields with sufficient accuracy and to be able to prove liability in operation. All of this requires commonly agreed key figures and testing procedures to provide these.
IEA SHC Task 49/IV - Deliverable C5 - Potential studies on solar process heat worldwide IEA SHC Task 49/IV - Deliverable C5 - Potential studies on solar process heat worldwide
October 2015 - PDF 0.61MB
By: Werner Platzer, Bastian Schmitt, Christoph Lauterbach, Stefan Hess, Pierre Delmas
Potential studies for the use of solar heat for industrial processes (SHIP) were carried out in the past for different countries or regions.
IEA SHC Task 49/IV - Deliverable C2 - Overview and description of simulation tools for solar industrial process heat systems IEA SHC Task 49/IV - Deliverable C2 - Overview and description of simulation tools for solar industrial process heat systems
August 2015 - PDF 1.26MB
By: Werner Platzer
In this deliverable the authors give an overview and description of simulation tools for solar industrial process heat systems: TRNSYS, Colsim, Insel, TSOL, Polysun, Greenius, Excel-Sopro
Task 49: Guidelines Developed for Process Heat Integration Task 49: Guidelines Developed for Process Heat Integration
May 2015 - PDF 0.42MB
Editor: Pamela Murphy
Solar planners, energy consultants and process engineers now have access to a general procedure to identify and rank suitable integration points and solar thermal system concepts when integrating solar heat into industrial processes. The guidelines were developed within SHC Task 49: Solar Heat Integration in Industrial Processes.
IEA SHC Task 49/IV - Deliverable B1 - Methodologies and Software Tools for Integrating Solar Heat into Industrial Processes IEA SHC Task 49/IV - Deliverable B1 - Methodologies and Software Tools for Integrating Solar Heat into Industrial Processes
February 2015 - PDF 1.66MB
By: Bettina Muster, Pierre Krummenacher
This document is primarily intended for the process integration community, and aims to present specific issues of, and solutions/approaches for, the integration of solar heat into industrial processes.
IEA SHC Task 49/IV - Deliverable B2 - Integration Guideline IEA SHC Task 49/IV - Deliverable B2 - Integration Guideline
February 2015 - PDF 3.12MB
By: Bettina Muster-Slawitsch
Guideline for solar planners, energy consultants and process engineers giving a general procedure to integrate solar heat into industrial processes by identifying and ranking suitable integration points and solar thermal system concepts.
Task 49 Highlights 2014 Task 49 Highlights 2014
February 2015 - PDF 0.69MB
Solar Heat for Industrial Processes (SHIP) is currently at the early stages of development, but is considered to have huge potential for solar thermal applications. Currently, 120 operating solar thermal systems for process heat are reported worldwide, with a total capacity of about 88 MWth (125,000 m2). The first applications have been experimental and relatively small scale. In recent years, significantly bigger solar thermal fields have been applied and are currently in the project pipeline. There is great potential for this market and technological
developments, as 28% of the overall energy demand in the EU27 countries originates in the industrial sector, and the majority of this is heat of below 250°C.

In several specific industry sectors, such as food, wine and beverages, transport equipment, machinery, textiles, pulp and paper, the share of heat demand at low and medium temperatures (below 250°C) is around 60%. Tapping into this potential would provide a significant solar contribution to industrial energy requirements.
IEA SHC Task 49/IV - Deliverable A1.2 - Overheating prevention and stagnation handling in solar process heat applications IEA SHC Task 49/IV - Deliverable A1.2 - Overheating prevention and stagnation handling in solar process heat applications
January 2015 - PDF 1.69MB
By: Elimar Frank, Franz Mauthner, Stephan Fischer
Solar process heat plants need to be able to operate reliably in all operation modes. Other
than for conventional closed hot water or steam supply systems, solar thermal applications
require specific technical solutions to cope with the phenomenon of stagnation.
Solar Heat for Industrial Production Processes Solar Heat for Industrial Production Processes
Latest Research and Large Scale Installations - SHC 2014
October 2014 - PDF 4.59MB
By: Christoph Brunner
Presentation at SHC 2014
Task 49 Highlights 2012 Task 49 Highlights 2012
January 2014 - PDF 0.15MB
By: Task 49
The identification of the requirements of the so called “process heat collectors” that run at higher temperatures will lead to new collector and collector loop developments. To achieve this not only do solar collectors need to be improved, but also production processes need a thorough investigation in order to lower the process temperatures and increase the heat transfer. In several specific industry sectors, such as food, wine and beverages, transport equipment, machinery, textiles, pulp and paper, the share of heat demand at low and medium temperatures (below 250°C) is around 60%. Tapping into this potential would provide a significant solar contribution to industrial energy requirements.
Task 49 Highlights 2013 Task 49 Highlights 2013
January 2014 - PDF 0.13MB
By: Task 49
Solar Heat for Industrial Processes (SHIP) is currently at the early stages of development, but is considered to have huge potential for solar thermal applications. Currently, 120 operating solar thermal systems for process heat are reported worldwide, with a total capacity of about 88 MWth (125,000 m2). The first applications have been experimental and relatively small scale. In recent years, significantly bigger solar thermal fields have been applied and are currently in the project pipeline. There is great potential for this market and technological developments, as 28% of the overall energy demand in the EU27 countries originates in the industrial sector, and the majority of this is heat of below 250°C.
Design and simulation of a solar field coupled to a cork boiling plant
January 2013
By: Mario Biencinto, Lourdes González, Loreto Valenzuela, Aránzazu Fernández
Publisher: SHC 2013, International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry, September 23-25, Freiburg, Germany
CPC-Vakuumröhren-Kollektoranlagen für Prozesswärme bis 160 °C
January 2013
By: Rolf Meißner
Publisher: Sanitär- und Heizungtstechnik, SHT 08/2013
Heat-powered cycles: are the process industries 'missing the boat'?
January 2013
By: David Reay
Publisher: Int. J. Low-Carbon Tech. (2013) 8 (suppl 1): i2-i8
Monitoring und Analyse solarer Prozesswärmeanlagen
January 2013
By: Anette Anthrakidis, Christian Faber, Marco Lanz, Mario Adam, Sebastian Schramm, Hans-Peter Wirth
Publisher: OTTI 2013 - 23. Symposium Thermische Solarenergie
CHARACTERIZATION MEASUREMENTS ON A PARABOLIC TROUGH COLLECTOR FOR PROCESS HEAT APPLICATIONS
2013
By: Larcher, M.; Rommel, M.; Frank, E.; Bohren, A.
Publisher: Proceedings ISES Solar World Congress 2013; EnergyProcedia
Evaluation of Measurements on Parabolic Trough Collector Fields for Process Heat Integration in Swiss Dairies
2013
By: Frank, E.; Marty, H.; Hangartner, L.; Minder, S.
Publisher: Proceedings ISES Solar World Congress 2013; EnergyProcedia
Heat transfer mechanisms in a compound parabolic concentrator: Comparison of computational fluid dynamics simulations to particle image velocimetry and local temperature measurements
2013
By: C. Reichl, F. Hengstberger, C. Zauner - AIT
Publisher: Solar Energy
Vol 97, 2013, 436-446
Impact of pressure losses in small-sized parabolic-trough collectors for direct steam generation
2013
By: David H. Lobón, Loreto Valenzuela
Publisher: Energy, Vol. 61 (2013), pp. 502-512
Integration of Solar Heating into Heat Recovery Loops using Constant and Variable Temperature storage
2013
By: M Walmsley, T Walmsley, M Atkins
Publisher: Chemical Engineering Transactions, pp1183, vol 35, 2013
ISBN: 978-88-95608-26-6
Investigation of low Global Warming Potential working fluids for a closed two-phase thermosyphon
2013
By: Robert MacGregor, Peter Kew, David Reay
Publisher: Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 51, Issues 1-2, pp. 917-925, 2013
Modeling and co-simulation of a parabolic trough solar plant for industrial process heat
2013
By: Silva, R., Pérez, M., y Fernández-Garcia, A.
Publisher: Applied Energy 106, 287-300, (2013).
Opportunities for low-grade heat recovery in the UK food processing industry
2013
By: Richard Law, Adam Harvey, David Reay
Publisher: Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 53, Issue 2, pp. 188-96, 2013
Parabolrinnenkollektoren für Prozesswärme in Schweizer Molkereien
2013
By: Frank, E., Feuerstein, M., Minder, S.
Publisher: Tagungsband 23. Symposium Thermische Solarenergie, Bad Staffelstein, 2013
Process Intensification - Engineering for Efficiency, Sustainability and Flexibility. 2nd Edition
2013
By: Davd Reay, Colin Ramshaw, Adam Harvey - Newcastle University, Process Intensification Group
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford.
ISBN: ISBN-10: 0080983049 ISBN-13: 978-0080983042
Solar thermal plant integration into an industrial process
2013
By: A. Frein, M. Calderoni, M. Motta - Polimi
Publisher: SHC Freiburg 2013
SolNet - PhD-scholarships and courses on Solar Heating
2013
By: Jordan, U., Vajen, K., Bales, C., Cortés Fortezac, P.J., Drück, H., Frank, E., Furbo, S., Heinzen, R., Lukea, A., Martinez Moll, V., Pietschnig, R., Streicher, W., Wagner, W., Witzig, A.
Publisher: Proceedings ISES Solar World Congress 2013; EnergyProcedia
The role of heat pipes in intensified unit operations
2013
By: David Reay, Adam Harvey
Publisher: Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 57, Issues 1-2, pp. 147-153, 2013
Use of parabolic trough solar collectors for solar refrigeration and air-conditioning applications
2013
By: Cabrera, F. J., Fernández-García, A., Silva, R. M. P., y Pérez-García, M.
Publisher: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 20, 103-118, (2013).
A new solar combined heat and power system for sustainable automobile manufacturing
January 2013
By: Oliver Iglauera, Christian Zahler
Publisher: Elsevier, Energy Procedia
A Web-Based Expert System for Energy Efficiency in the Food Industry
January 2013
By: Hans Schnitzer
Publisher: European Roundtable for Cleaner Productions and Consumption, Istanbul, June 2013
Collector Simulation Model with Dynamic Incidence Angle Modifier for Anisotropic Diffuse Irradiance
January 2013
By: Stefan Hess, Victor Hanby
Publisher: Energy Procedia, SHC 2013, International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry.
CPC evacuated tube collector systems for process heat up to 160 °C
January 2013
Publisher: ASES conference Baltimore 04/2013 paper
Development and test results of a calorimetric technique for solar thermal testing loops, enabling mass flow and Cp measurements independent from fluid properties of the HTF used
January 2013
By: João Marchã, Tiago Osório, Manuel Collares Pereira, Pedro Horta
Publisher: Proceedings of the SOLARPACES 2013, September 2013, Las Vegas, USA
Development of an integrated solar-fossil powered steam generation system for industrial applications
January 2013
By: Bernd Hafner, Olaf Stoppok, Christian Zahler, Michael Berger, Klaus Hennecke, Dirk Krüger
Publisher: Elsevier, Energy Procedia
Modelling energy systems for the food industry
January 2013
By: Michaela Titz
Publisher: European Roundtable for Cleaner Productions and Consumption, Istanbul, June 2013
Optical characterization parameters for line-focusing solar concentrators: measurement procedures and extended simulation results
January 2013
By: Pedro Horta, Tiago Osório
Publisher: Proceedings of the SOLARPACES 2013, September 2013, Las Vegas, USA
Solar Steam Cooking Made Possible in the Treacherous regions on Ladakh
January 2013
By: Thermax Solar
Publisher: EQ International April 2013 Issue, Page 57
Solar Thermal Marking New Frontiers
January 2013
By: Thermax Solar
Publisher: EQ International March 2013 Issue, Page 61
Storage in solar process heat applications
January 2013
By: Mario Adam, Sebastian Schramm
Publisher: International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry
IEA SHC Task 49/IV - Deliverable A1.1 - General requirements and relevant parameters for process heat collectors and specific collector loop components IEA SHC Task 49/IV - Deliverable A1.1 - General requirements and relevant parameters for process heat collectors and specific collector loop components
November 2012 - PDF 0.06MB
By: Elimar Frank, Stefan Hess, Christian Zahler
Solar process heat for sustainable automobile manufacturing
January 2012
By: Oliver Iglauera, Christian Zahler
Publisher: Elsevier, Energy Procedia, Vol 30, Pages 775-782
Hydraulische Einbindung von Speichern in solare Prozesswärmesysteme
January 2012
By: Mario Adam, Sebastian Schramm
Publisher: OTTI 2012 - 22. Symposium Thermische Solarenergie
CPC-Vakuumröhren-Kollektoranlagen für Prozesswärme bis 160 °C
January 2012
By: Rolf Meißner
Publisher: Erneuerbare Energien Austria; EEA 4/2012
Experimental Investigations on the Optical and Thermal Characterization of a Parabolic Trough Collector.
2012
By: Rommel, M., Larcher, M., Frank, E., Bohren, A., Keller, M., Riedesser, F.:
Publisher: Proceedings EuroSun Conference, Rijeka, 2012.
Sensitivity analysis of saturated steam production in parabolic trough collectors
2012
By: Loreto Valenzuela, David Hernández-Lobón, Eduardo Zarza - CIEMAT
Publisher: Energy Procedia 30, 765-774, (2012).
Solar Thermal Plants for Industrial Process Heat in Tunisia: Economic Feasibility Analysis and Ideas for a New Policy
2012
By: Marco Calderoni, Marcello Aprile, Salvatore Moretta, Aristotelis Aidonis, Mario Motta
Publisher: Energy Procedia, Volume 30, 2012, Pages 1390–1400
Comparison of different collector technologies for temperatures above 150 °C
January 2012
By: Stephan Fischer, Patrick Frey
Publisher: Proceedings of the 'Internationale Konferenz für thermische Solarnutzung Gleisdorf 2012'
SHC Task 49 Annex SHC Task 49 Annex
October 2011 - PDF 0.26MB
By: Christoph Brunner
The content of this new proposed project was defined based on knowledge from SHC 33/SolarPACES Task IV and opposition papers, such the strategic research agenda of the European Solar Thermal Technology Platform and the experience of several national projects in the field of solar process heat.
Barriers to Solar Process Heat Applications
January 2011
By: Christian Faber, Anette Anthrakidis, Marco Lanz, Mario Adam, Sebastian Schramm
Publisher: ISES Solar World Congress 2011
Solare-Prozesswärme-Standards
January 2011
By: Mario Adam, Martina Dreher, Sebastian Schramm, Anette Anthrakidis, Christian Faber, Marco Lanz
Publisher: World Sustainable Energy Days 2011
Konzeptionierung, Aufbau und wissenschaftliche Begleitung einer Pilotanlage
January 2010
By: Anette Anthrakidis, Christian Faber, Marco Lanz, Mario Adam, Sebastian Schramm
Publisher: OTTI 2010 - 20. Symposium Thermische Solarenergie