SPF Competencies Solar Thermal
Process Heat and Cold
The industrial sector consumes about 20 % of Switzerland's total energy demand, of which half is needed to provide process heat up to 250°C and is mainly provided by fossil fuels. To reduce CO₂ emission and to support a climate-conscious industry, the integration of renewable energy sources for power generation is essential. Temperatures of up to 180°C can be achieved with solar heat, whereby efficiency increases the lower the temperature to be reached.
As a centre of competence for solar process heat, SPF supports the use of solar thermal systems to provide heat for industrial processes. It brings experience in monitoring and design from the EvaSP, SolIndSwiss, SolarEmmi and SolIndustrias projects, among others.