IEA SHC Solar Academy: IEA SHC Task 64 & SolarPACES Task IV on Solar Process Heat
Tuesday, 29. November 2022
2:00 to 3:30 PM (GMT/UTC)
The webinar duration is 1:30 hours.

IEA SHC Solar Academy: IEA SHC Task 64 & SolarPACES Task IV on 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 TCPs SHC and SolarPACES try to help unleash this potential for concentrating and non-concentrating collector technologies within the ongoing Tasks 64 / IV.

The webinar presents some recent results and insights into the task work about system integration and the evaluation of simulation tools and also looks at the present market situation of Solar Process Heat.

The webinar will be moderated by Bärbel Epp of the German consultancy solrico.


Q/A Session: The 90-minute webinar will include a 30 minutes Q/A session and a recording of the webinar will be available online afterward. The webinar is organized by the Solar Academy of the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Program and hosted by ISES, the International Solar Energy Society.


Special announcement - Webinar re-run on 01 December 2022 at 6 AM GMT/UTC

ISES and the IEA SHC Solar Academy are happy to announce that this webinar will be broadcasted again on 01 December 2022 at 6 AM GMT/UTC to accommodate our global audience, especially from Australia and Asia. The broadcast webinar will then be followed by a live Q/A with the webinar speakers.

To learn more and register for the webinar on 01 December and the live Q/A, please visit this page.


Felix Pag

Felix holds a BA in Physical Engineering and a MA in Energy and Energy Efficiency. Since 2015, he works as a Research Assistant at the Institute of Thermal Engineering at the University of Kassel and since 2019, he leads 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 Subtask A on Integrated Energy Systems of IEA SHC Task 49.

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

About the presentation: SHIP is part of the solution of a decarbonized industrial heat demand. Its role depends on the heat load profile and the available roof area. This presentation covers recent results from Subtask A about these boundary conditions as well as the combination of SHIP with industrial heat pumps.

Alan Pino

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.

Presentation Title: Evaluation of Uncertainty Derived from SHIP Plant Simulations

About the presentation: There are multiple commercial and proprietary software solutions for SHIP system simulation, with no clear referent. Uncertainty in energy yield results impacts the financial evaluation. This presentation presents the guidelines developed under the Subtask C activities for quantifying uncertainty in simulation results.

Wolfgang Gruber Glatzl

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 in the area of industrial systems includes energy and resource efficiency as well as 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.

Presentation Title: SHIP – successful plants worldwide

About the presentation: SHIP is 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 acts as a door opener for future projects. Besides rising energy costs, the economic performance indicators enable the market penetration of SHIP, being a core technology of industrial decarbonization.

Bärbel Epp - Moderator

Bärbel 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. Bärbel Epp graduated in Physics at the University of Oldenburg, Germany.

Webinar Presentations

Felix Pag_About the Role of SHIP in Industrial Hybrid Energy Systems
Alan Pino_Evaluation of Uncertainty Derived from SHIP Plant Simulations
Wolfgang Gruber-Glatzl_SHIP Successful Plants Worldwide