In principle, there is enormous potential for using solar thermal systems in industry: about 30% of the total industrial heat demand is at temperature levels below 100°C which can be provided with commercially available solar thermal collectors. However, the market in Europe and globally is very much in its infancy - a few hundred installations exist.
The So-Pro project aimed to trigger the starting up of markets for low-temperature solar process heat in 6 European regions (Upper Austria, Region of Castillas y Madrid/Spain, South Bohemia/Czech Republic), North-Rhine Westphalia and Saxony/Germany), Podravje region (Slovenia).
So-Pro - approach
So-Pro - main activities
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