Contribution towards investigation and technological development
One of the main goals of SOLAR CONCENTRA is to actively contribute towards investigation and technological development in the Solar Thermal Sector. For this purpose, there are two active working groups where entities share their knowhow in order to make this sector move a step further in terms of development.
A tool Serving the Industry
SOLAR CONCENTRA is an active forum in which the members represent the whole value chain of the Solar Thermal sector. Among the members there are public institutions, technological centers, companies, associations, technological platforms and investigators.
R&D Strategic Agenda
SOLAR CONCENTRA has produced a very important document, R&D Strategic Agenda for Concentrating Solar / Solar Thermal technology. This a fundamental strategic vision for knowing the present and the future of the sector
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Cédric Philibert of the IEA talks about CSP in industry and reveals these opportunities and barriers

A Word with Cédric Philibert Source: MENA CSP KIP Cédric Philibert, Senior Analyst in the Renewable Energy Division of the International Energy Agency Using solar heat for industrial processes isn’t a new concept and with advancements in CSP technology, new opportunities are being presented. From aiding in the high temperature oil extraction process to low temperature

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Executive Summary. Estudio geolocalizado del potencial de aplicaciones de calor solar de proceso en media temperatura

Along the last decade, the potential use of Solar Heat for Industrial Processes (SHIP) has been studied from different perspectives. However, the scope of these diverse studies has usually been more focused on the technical adequacy dimension considering temperatures, pressure and demand profiles. Despite of the fact of the relevance of either solar irradiation, availability

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Concentrated Solar Power Collectors for District Heat in Northern Europe

Compared to steam turbines based on a water circuit, ORC installations make it possible to recover heat from low-temperature sources available in small-capacity plants. An ORC system can work well in concert with biomass combustion and solar concentrating units. The system was named for its use of an organic fluid characterised by high molecular mass

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Working Group 2: Medium Temperature

This working group took off in 2014 with the goal of promoting the Solar Thermal / Concentrating Solar medium range temperature development. Thus, this working group moves beyond the Solar Thermal Electricity / Concentrating

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