How it Works: Process Heat
Solar Thermal Energy Replaces Fossil Fuels in Factories
- Industrial process heat accounts for almost 25% of all energy consumption worldwide.
- Solar thermal process heat is valuable in energy intensive industries and used in steam reforming, synthetic and unconventional oil production, oil refining, biomass-based ethanol production, hydrogen production, smelting, distillation and cement production to name a few.
- eSolar power tower technology enables delivery of process heat temperatures up to 565⁰C and can be used as a preheater.