International Training Seminar Solar Process Heat

9 June 2011, Munich

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While solar heat for domestic and service applications has increasing market shares across Europe, solar process heat is very much in its infancy. In principle, the potential is enormous: about 30% of the total industrial heat demand is at temperature levels below 100°C which can be provided with commercially available solar thermal collectors.

The international training seminar provided information and know-how on solar thermal system design for solar process heat installations.

The international training seminar was organised by the OÖ Energiesparverband, the energy agency of Upper Austria, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems. It was held in the framework of the Intelligent Energy Europe project "Solar Process Heat".

Seminar topics

  • information on selected industrial processes which require low temperature heat
  • planning approach for solar process heat
  • integration of solar thermal systems in industrial processes (linking industrial process engineering and solar thermal engineering)
  • discussion of different system concepts
  • solar thermal system design for solar process heat installations
  • innovative financing schemes, such as contracting
  • case studies

Target groups

  • technical experts from solar companies
  • technical experts from industrial companies with process heat needs
  • specialised planners & energy consultants

What did the seminar offer?

  • bringing together know-how on solar process heat from all over Europe
  • results of a European project on solar process heat
  • tools for solar process heat (checklists & design guides)
  • interaction with solar thermal experts on details of planning and implementing solar process heat installations

The training team

  • solar thermal experts from the So-Pro project consortium
  • representatives from companies that already use solar process heat
  • representatives of solar companies, solar planners and solar associations

Practical details

9 June 2011, 9.30 – 17.30

Intersolar Europe in Munich, New Munich Trade Fair Center, Germany

150 Euro (plus 10% VAT).
The fee included the training seminar, the seminar documentation, coffee breaks & lunch. The entrance into the Intersolar Europe is included.

The training seminar was held in English.
Please note that a good command of English is required.

Organiser & Information
O.Ö. Energiesparverband, Landstrasse 45, 4020 Linz
+43-732-7720-14869,,,, ZVR 171568947

Travel information
Munich can be easily reached by air (airport Munich) or train. During the Intersolar, shuttle buses provide service between the airport and the New Munich Trade Fair Centre.
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