New Infographics on Solar Thermal Heat for Industry Processes
After busting the most common myths on renewable energy in the first edition of this series, ISES is now happy to move forward in highlighting the real value solar and other renewable energy sources have in fighting climate change. With this new set of infographics focusing on the potential of solar thermal heat application for productive uses, ISES wants to introduce you to the many great technologies already being implemented today and to give you an outlook into future technological developments. Additional infographics highlighting more and more applications of solar thermal heart will be added to this dynamic set of infographics over time.
In many parts of the world, the transformation of the energy system has mainly focused on the electricity sector. The heating/cooling, transport, industrial, and agricultural sectors are often overlooked. This significantly slows down the energy transformation as, for example, nearly half of final energy consumption is spent on heating & cooling. In the future, more focus needs to be put on sector coupling and a carbon reduction plan for all aspects of our society.
Thermal energy, namely for the heating of industry processes, accounts for nearly 10% of global carbon emissions. The Sun, utilizing solar thermal panels to produce hot water or steam, or photovoltaics with resistance heating or heat pumps can help meet the industry processes needs in a carbon-free way. The good news is, that 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.
This set of infographics will introduce several examples of solar thermal heat applications used for industry processes from all around the world and we are excited to add more and more infographics to this set in the future!
For questions about the infographics, please see our FAQ section down below or contact ISES at public.relations [at] ises.org - we are looking forward for your feedback!
ISES has also made the infographic and each infographic individually available for download here
Below you will find:
- each individual infographic with explanatory text
- each individual graphic as image - click to enhance the image
- a special ISES webinar on the second set of the ISES infographics on solar thermal heat applications
Further down, please also find
- the first set of ISES infographics - "Dispelling the Myths - Renewables in the Grid"
- a special ISES webinar on the first set of ISES infographics - "Dispelling the Myths - Renewables in the Grid"
- a FAQ section for questions on this publication
- Further reading - interesting articles on the different infographic topics