Concentrated Solar Power
In countries with high solar radiation it is in many cases economically viable to generate electricity or steam by implementing the CSP (concentrated solar power) Technology. The solar generated steam replaces the fossil fuel used on existing conventional steam and hot water boiler plants and saves a major part of the operating or running costs.
A concentrating solar power (CSP) plant employs rows of large mirrors called parabolic troughs that move about one axis in order to track the sun throughout the day.
The solar energy is concentrated by the mirrors and heats a working fluid that is then used to generate steam or process heat in a conventional heat exchanger.
Areas of application
- Food and beverage industry:
- Dairies and bakeries - Drying, cleaning, cooking, deep frying, baking, pasteurisation
- Slaughter houses – Rendering process, steam cooking, cooling and refrigeration
- Wineries, breweries, distilleries – Steam juicing, sterilisation, distillation
- Mining and oil industry – Ore leaching, galvanic processes, oil recovery, cleaning
- Textile and leather industry - Dying, shaping, ironing
- Cement and ceramic industry – Drying, burning, calcination
- Paper industry – Bleaching, thermo mechanical pulping, drying
- Pharmaceutical and chemical industry - Process specific applications, distillation
- Plastics and rubber industry - Heating, cooling, vulcanisation
- Hotel and tourism industry:
- Laundry, heating, cooling, water treatment and desalination
- Saving cost and preserving the environment at the same time
- Two rowas of 16 CF100 solar modules (=one loop) produces a nominal power of 250 kW thermal
- One loop is capable to replace every year 50.000 litre of fuel oil in a conventional boiler system