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A broad range of industrial applications


Process heating and cooling are essential factors for manufacturing consumer goods and industrial commodities.

PROCESS HEAT is the most important form of energy used in industrial processes.  It is commonly applied via heat exchangers form a distribution grid. Steam is the dominant heat carrier in industry (e.g. for food and textiles). Industrial Solar’s Fresnel collector can generate saturated or superheated steam directly . alternatively, thermal oil or pressurized water can be used as the heat transfer fluid, which are both ideally suited to integrate into solar process heat solutions.

COOLING is the second most critical production factor in industrial processes; such as for storing perishable goods, cooling in production processed and cooling the manufacturing equipment itself.  In addition, cooling is becoming increasingly important for air-conditioning office buildings, shopping malls, hospitals and many other facilites.  Solar cooling solutions convert solar thermal energy directly into cooling power by means of thermally driven chillers.

POLYGENERATION, Industrial processes have diverse thermal as well as electric energy requirements.  Comprehensive solar solutions can provide energy in diverse forms and temperatures.  With its high output temperatures, Industrial Solar’s Fresnel Collector can power ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) or steam turbines to generate electricity.  The waste heat on a lower temperature level can be directly utilized as process heat or can drive absorption chillers to generate cooling energy.



The utilization of solar process heat in cogeneration or polygeneration systems enables high cost savings for fossil fuels and thus improves the ROI of the investment in the collector field and increases independence from traditional energy supplies.

Suitable in many regions worldwide

Regions with DNIs (Direct Normal Irradiation) above 1,500 Kwh/ (m2a) are best suited for solar process heat applications based on Industrial Solar’s Fresnel collector technology.

Industrial Solar’s Collector is a linear Fresnel reflector system, which concentrates the direct sunlight on an evacuated absorber tube to generator heat at temperatures of up to 4000C. Fresnel collectors utilize direct irradiation and have the highest yields in regions with high solar irradiance and generally cloudless skies.  Thermal storage solutions can balance energy output during cloudy periods.  Solar irradiation in many regions of the world provides ideal conditions for the application of Industrial Solar’s fresnel collector to exploit the power of the sun for industrial processes.

Carbon neutral process heating and cooling is becoming an obligation for all kinds of manufactured products.  The effects of the climate change have been recognized and are increasingly addressed by national and international regulations.  Moreover, while customers demand more environmentally friendly and green products,  Industrial Solar is providing cost efficient solutions to address sustainability in industrial processes.


Innovative system design

The highly efficient Fresnel collector system is specifically designed to fulfill industrial requirements for high energy demands and roof top installations.

Operational Advantages

All components fulfill industrial requirements for stable and long-term operation.

The high accuracy solar tracking algorithm enables the maximum exploitation of direct solar irradiation, according to location, collector and system layout.  Based on single mirror actuators thermal output can be generated according to the demands of the industrial process.  Water, steam or thermal oil can be used as the heat transfer medium depending on the application and required temperature range.

A Fresnel collector mounted on a roof is the perfect energy source for powering a thermally driven cooling system.  High and steady output temperatures make the Fresnel collector ideally suited to power highly efficient absorption chillers which provide cooling power for industrial processes as well as for air-conditioning large buildings.  In addition, the roof-mounted collector reduces direct irradiation on the building and thus can reduce cooling demands with the building.



Cooling Systems