This Solar Academy webinar will focus on the work of SHC Task 64/SolarPACES Task lV: Solar Process Heat.

Large-scale installations for the provision of Solar Heat for Industrial Processes (SHIP) are a market segment where solar thermal technologies promise enormous CO2 saving potential. Worldwide, some 1,000 projects exist with exciting new developments in recent years. The IEA SHC Programme along with the IEA SolarPACES Programme are working to help unleash this potential for concentrating and non-concentrating collector technologies. 

The webinar focused on recent results and insights into the project's work on system integration and the evaluation of simulation tools. Speakers also discussed the current market situation.


Webinar Recording 


Felix Pag

Felix PagPresentation Title: About the role of SHIP in industrial hybrid energy systems

Felix Pag has a BA in Physical Engineering and MA in Energy and Energy Efficiency. In 2015, he began working as a Research Assistant at the Institute of Thermal Engineering at the University of Kassel and starting in 2019, leading the department's process heat group. Currently, Felix is working on his Ph.D. on the combination of solar collectors with CHPs in industrial applications and leads Task 64's Subtask A on Integrated Energy Systems.

During his presentation, Felix will discuss how SHIP is part of a decarbonized industrial heat demand solution that depends on the heat load profile and the available roof area. He will present recent Task results on these boundary conditions as well as the combination of SHIP with industrial heat pumps.

Alan Pino

Alan PinoPresentation Title: Evaluation of Uncertainty Derived from SHIP Plant Simulations

Alan Pino graduated in Mechanical Engineering at the Catholic University of Chile and he obtained his Ph.D. in Solar Energy integration in Microbreweries from the University of Seville. Since 2011 Alan has been working in solar resource assessment and integration of solar energy in industries. He currently works as a researcher at the Energy Engineering Department of the University of Seville. 

During this presentation, Alan will discuss multiple commercial and proprietary software solutions for SHIP system simulation and how uncertainty in energy yield results impacts the financial evaluation. This presentation presents the guidelines developed in Subtask C activities for quantifying uncertainty in simulation results.

Wolfgang Gruber Glatzl

Wolfgang Gruber GlatzlPresentation Title: SHIP – successful plants worldwide

Wolfgang Gruber-Glatzl graduated in "Energy and Environmental Management" at the FH Burgenland. Since 2013 he has been working as a Research Assistant and Project Manager at AEE - Institute for Sustainable Technologies. His focus on industrial systems includes energy and resource efficiency and innovative process and supply systems. He also supervises projects focusing on industrial and municipal wastewater treatment plants and the use of innovative supply and technology concepts. 

During his presentation, Wolfgang will highlight SHIP as a state-of-the-art technology that is well-proven in hundreds of successful implementations worldwide. The SHIP database collects detailed information and success stories and is a door opener for future projects. Besides rising energy costs, the economic performance indicators enable the market penetration of SHIP, a core technology of industrial decarbonization.


Bärbel Epp - Moderator

Barbel EppBärbel Epp is the founder and managing director of the German consultancy solrico. She is responsible for the international newsletter of the web portal, reporting exclusively about market and technology trends in the solar heating and cooling sector globally. solrico also created the first online World Map of SHIP suppliers (SHIP = Solar Heat for Industrial Processes) and carries out surveys among the around 80 companies listed on the world map annually. For six years Bärbel Epp is the SHC chapter author of the annual Global Status Report on Renewables published by REN21.