Research project

BillySolar – Reduction of CO₂ emissions through integration of scalable and cost-effective modular solar process heat units

The aim of this project is the development of a fully configured and modular scalable solar thermal system for use in industry at various sites (production sites) and applications (heat sinks). For this purpose, a universally applicable smallest unit for heat supply is developed, which is adapted for the widest possible range of heat sinks. This unit consists primarily of a solar thermal heat generation system, and if applicable in combination with waste heat recovery and coupling to a district heating network. As an alternative to solar thermal, photovoltaics combined with heat pumps or possibly a combination of both approaches are investigated. Based on this, financing models are derived.

Duration: 01.03.2019 - 31.03.2020