Solar heating produces hot water by heat interchange between the water in the solar plates and the water we are going to consume. No electricity is generated during this process. Solar Thermal Energy is used in single homes, apartment buildings, sports facilities, etc...
The application of solar systems within the industry, can produce great benefits and facilitate, to a large extent, the process through which the elaboration of a product must pass.
With high performance solar collectors we can produce heat to temperatures that reach 300ºF with an optimal performance. For many of this industrial procedures we really need this temperatures, for example steam generation, washing, drying, sterilization, pasteurization, coloring, chemical treatments, and so on.
Solar heating systems for industrial companies
With high performance solar collectors can produce heat at temperatures reaching 150 º C with excellent performance. For many industrial processes need heat at high temperatures. Among these industrial processes can be found: the generation of steam, washing, drying, sterilization, pasteurization, heating cycles liquid baths for washing, dyeing, chemical treatment, heating, air drying phases, generation low pressure steam for various uses, and so on.
The production of cold through absorption machines and other solar heating equipment is another major field of applications, with the added advantage of the coincidence of peak demand with maximum insolation.
It is notable that there cocentración device that was originally created for use in fixed solar cookers in developing countries, but because of its high technology, combined with a simple construction, few public plans and high throughput, is spreading like steam generation technology for industrial processes. This is called solar thermal concentrator Schffler.
Industrial solar systems can be used in industry to get 100% of energy from the sun, as in the case of Scheffler, or to use free energy from the sun to preheat and save on energy costs for the company.
The percentage of energy demand as heat in the range of mean temperature (60 º C - 150 º C) and medium - high (150 º C - 250 º C) is high in the food, paper, textile and chemical industries. These industries, for more than 50% of the total process require temperatures of 200 º C.
Paper and food industries are working with higher temperatures.
The food, textile and chemical workers with temperatures between 100 and 200 ° C, and used for applications as diverse as drying, cooking, cleaning, extraction and many others.
• These systems are subsidized
• Reduced energy budget
• Reduced CO2 emissions
• Greater energy independence