International Conference Solar Process Heat

  Date:   03 - 04 March 2011
  Venue:   A-4600 Wels, Upper Austria/Austria
  Conference fee:

   120 Euro (plus 10% VAT)

  Conference languages:   English, German, Italian
  Organisation and conference office:    O.O. Energiesparverband
   Landstraße 45, 4020 Linz, Austria
   Tel. +43/732/7720-14386
   Fax +43/732/7720-14383
   office [AT] esv.or [DOT] at  


03 March 2011

14.00 Introduction & overview

  • Welcome
    Xavier Noyon, Secretary General, ESTIF
  • Process heat: a potential market for the solar thermal industry
    Werner B. Koldehoff, Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft (BSW), Germany
  • Regional market development for solar process heat
    Christiane Egger, O.O. Energiesparverband, Austria
  • Solar process heat - a technology overview
    Matthias Rommel, Institut für Solartechnik SPF, Switzerland
  • Low temperature heat applications in industry
    Friedrich Lettner, ZT Lettner, Austria

Chairperson: Gerald Steinmaurer, ASiC, Austria

Technology and examples

  • Designing solar thermal systems for selected industrial applications
    Stefan Heß, Fraunhofer ISE, Germany
  • Solar process heat in Spain - markets and examples
    Francisco Puente Salve, ESCAN, Spain
  • Practical experiences with solar process heat in Greece
    Costas Travasaros, Greek Solar Industry Association

Project Flash

  • Solar process cooling for a machinery company
    Erich Temper, Gasokol, Austria
  • Compound parabolic solar collectors for solar process heat
    Sudhir Panse, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai/India
  • Solar and biomass in the production of concrete components
    Florian Leitl, Nau, Germany/Austria
  • Application of a hybrid flatplate collector in stainless steel in industry
    Philip EP Bacon, Sertec Energy Ltd., UK
  • Solar air drying - examples from Latin America
    Georg Hubmer, Cona, Austria
  • Linear fresnel collectors for industrial process heat in hot climates
    Andreas Häberle, PSE AG, Germany

Chairperson: Vlasta Krmelj, Energap

18.30 End of session

19.30 Evening programme

04 March 2011

9.30 - 11.00 Potentials, markets and practical experiences with solar process heat

  • Italy: Riccardo Battisti, Ambiente Italia
  • Turkey: Figen Kadirgan, Selektif Teknoloji
  • China: Zhao Yongqiang, Energy Research Institute
  • Tunesia: Abdelkader Baccouche, National Agency of Energy Conservation
  • USA: Mark Thornbloom, Kelelo Engineering, Florida
  • Germany: Harald Drück, ITW/Universität Stuttgart

Chairperson: Roger Hackstock, Austria Solar

11.30 - 12.15 Round-table discussion: Developing markets for solar process heat - how to make it happen?

Chairperson: Christine Öhlinger, O.O. Energiesparverband

13.30 – 17.00 Technical site-visit

  • solar district heating
  • solar process heat

Partner presentations

On Thursday, 3 March, partner companies of the conference "Solar Process Heat" held short company and product presentations in English on their stands in Hall 20 at the trade show "Energiesparmesse": 10.00 Gasokol - stand 150 10.30 SOLution - stand 180

While solar heat for domestic and service applications has increasing market shares across Europe, solar process heat is still in its infancy. The potential is enormous: about 30% of the total industrial heat demand is at temperature levels below 100°C which can be provided from commercially available solar thermal collectors. The aim of the first ”International Solar Process Heat Conference“ is to present the technology solutions, market reports and best practice examples and to discuss strategies how to increase the market for solar process heat globally. The conference was held in the framework of the Intelligent Energy Europe project ”Solar Process Heat“, The conference was organised by O.Ö. Energiesparverband, the regional energy agency of Upper Austria, dedicated to sustainable energy market development.
Upper Austria as a leading solar thermal region in the world (0.7 m² solar thermal installed per capita) is the ideal location for this conference.

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