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Industrial solar thermal energy

Solar concentrating collectors Fresnel technology

Industrial solar thermal energy consists in the use of concentrated solar energy with high performance for high and medium temperature heat applications (400ºC-150ºC), using thermal fluids commonly used in industrial processes (thermal oil, steam, superheated water , air). It is a 100% renewable, storable and integrable technology in existing industrial processes.

Its thermal storage capacity (TES) makes it fully manageable (heat generation-demand adjustment), allows the heat input to the process to be made independent from the availability of the sun (even reaching 24/7), and increases the annual hours of renewable energy delivered to the process (percentage of solar coverage) reducing losses.

Energy cost

20 - 45 €/ MWh

Savings comparing to Fossil energy sources

> 30 %

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ProcessCSP plant configuration options with thermal storage

Advantages of processCSP

Manage your energy. Possibility to minimize sun availability?

Savings

Decarbonize while saving

Invest to maximize savings or save from day one with no initial investment

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CAPEX + OPEX (10 YEARS) (*)

LCOH (10 years) (not including CO2 cost, neither CSP subsides) (*)

Savings vs other heat sources in the industry

Optimize your thermal generation operating costs using renewable solar thermal energy

Industrial solar thermal energy is already the most competitive source for heat generation in industry.

What we offer:

 

Business case study, turnkey solution or energy supply contract.

(*) Investment reference (CAPEX) and operating costs (OPEX), including fuel cost, for 10 years for heat generation of 4000-6000 MWh per year. Levelized cost (of energy in the form of heat (LCOH) in € / MWh calculated for 10 years of amortization of the installation, 3% discount rate and without considering additional advantages for the savings associated with the elimination of CO2 emissions, increase expected fuel price or public subsidies and that the useful life of the installation is 25 years.

The costs of thermal generation through renewable solar thermal energy have been drastically reduced in recent years, making industrial solar thermal energy already the most competitive source for the generation of heat in the industry.

The levelized cost per MWh of thermal generation, considering a payback period of 10 years, is half that of diesel and is practically the same as that of a minimum generation scenario using natural gas (€ 20 / MW h), without considering the cost of emissions or subsidies.

We offer tailor-made solutions of clean and competitive technology for the generation of heat in the industry

  • Through consumer investment models and profit maximization
  • Through energy sales contracts, in which it would not be necessary to face the investment.
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CAPEX + OPEX (10 YEARS) including CO2 costs and CSP subsides (*)

LCOH (10 YEARS) including CO2 costs and CSP subsides (*)(*)

Saving and decarbonisation

Minimize your thermal generation operating costs, saving CO2 emissions and taking advantage of available public aid

Increase savings even more when Carbon Emission Allowances and public funding are applied. Savings of more than 50% are achievable even compared to the tightest alternatives.

What we offer:

We also help you with the business case based on the available subsides.

(*) Investment reference (CAPEX) and operating costs (OPEX), including fuel cost, for 10 years for heat generation of 4000-6000 MWh per year. Levelized cost (of energy in the form of heat (LCOH) in € / MWh calculated for 10 years of amortization of the installation and 3% discount rate. The cost associated with CO2 emissions for fossil sources is included (€ 35 / ton) and the 40% reduction in the investment by public subsidies The additional advantage of the expected increase in fuel prices and that the useful life of the installation is 25 years is not considered.

Industrial solar thermal energy is already the most competitive source for the generation of heat in the industry. In addition to its cost reduction in recent years, we must add the cost savings of CO2 emissions and currently available public funding that apply to concentrating solar technology.

The levelized cost per MWh of thermal generation, considering a payback period of 10 years, and taking into account the cost savings of CO2 emissions and the subsidies applied, is 5 times lower than that of diesel and is practically the same half that of a scenario of minimum generation using natural gas (€ 20 / MWh)

Customized solutions of a clean and competitive technology are offered for the generation of heat in the industry, either with an investment model by the consumer and maximization of benefits or with a model of an energy sales contract in which it would not be necessary. face the investment and with the possibility of finding and managing the public subsides.

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Saving vs photovoltaic

surpassing the best known solar technology: photovoltaic for industrial heat generation

Industrial solar thermal energy, due to its high performance to generate heat, requires between 3 and 4 times less space than photovoltaic. And it can be stored very effectively to deliver energy when there is no sun, even up to 24hx7d.

specific performance

What we offer:

Generation of manageable thermal energy and with the best use of the available surface.

Genere calor para utilizar calor,  la energía solar de concentración optimiza los costes energéticos al ser directamente utilizable en el proceso sin necesidad de conversión, a diferencia de lo que ocurría con la energía eléctrica de origen fotovoltaico

Generate heat to use heat, concentrating solar energy optimizes energy costs by being directly usable in the process without the need for conversion, unlike what happened with electrical energy of photovoltaic origin

Get the most out of your land. With equal space used, concentrating solar energy can obtain between 3 and 4 times more than the thermal energy that would be obtained with photovoltaic energy.

Solar thermal technology is the one that offers the highest energy yield per unit of occupied space of all solar exploitation technologies, making it the most economical source of clean energy that makes the best use of space for heat generation in the industry

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GENERATION - DEMAND CURVE DAY TYPE (*)

ANNUAL ENERGY USE WITH / WITHOUT TES (*)

Industrial solar thermal is more manageable thanks to thermal storage

Thermal storage (TES) facilitates integration with your thermal process, achieving the adjustment of the renewable thermal generation curves and the process demand, maximizing the share of renewable solar energy penetration into the process and reducing losses.

What we offer:

Business case study, turnkey solution or energy supply contract including the most efficient alternative for thermal storage (SolidTES own technologies, pressurized water tanks, thermocline)

The thermal storage (TES) allows to minimize the waste of the solar resource excess of produced thermosolar energy. In an installation with TES, annual energy uses of over 80% can easily be achieved.

The thermal storage system is of special interest when you want to obtain a high% coverage of the total demand (> 40%) by means of solar energy, by adapting the generation curve to the demand curve of the installation.

We offer the study of the type and capacity of the best storage system for each case, designing and supplying storage systems in pressurized water for facilities in which temperatures are below 180ºC and in solid materials for high temperature applications between 180ºC and 400 ° C.

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Solar concentrating collectors Fresnel technology

Fresnel technology

Direct solar radiation is reflected by tracking mirrors, generally flat, arranged in rows, with a single axis on a stationary receiver.

With this technology, the highest annual energy production per installed area is achieved.

Parabolic trough collector (PTC)

Direct solar radiation is reflected by concave tracking mirrors, arranged in rows, with a single axis on a stationary receiver.

These PTCs present an optimized generation curve, maximizing generation during the first and last hours of the day.

Both technologies use highly efficient vacuum absorber tubes as a receiver, where heat is collected and distributed by means of a heat transfer fluid.

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24 hour operating sequence

Proyect Editor Cyprus

In continious opeation since 2018

The EDITOR CSP (concentrated solar plant), and Solid-TES (concrete thermal storage), have been continuously delivering process steam, since it was build, to KEAN Soft Drinks’ factory in Limassol (Cyprus). Automatic operation of the system for the steam production mode is also achieved.

This is the first plant of its class in the Island of Cyprus which construction was finished on September, 2018.

Cyprus is an excellent location for process heat production by means of solar energy, due to its outstanding solar resources and the elevated cost of conventional fossil-fuels’ logistics to the island.

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