The aim of this project is to contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through the
use of concentrated solar thermal (CST) technologies for process heating and cooling
applications in industries. The activities are designed to help removing barriers associated
with CST technology, its awareness, capacity building, market and financial barriers. In
addition, the project provides technology application information packages and
standardization of CST system performance measurement.
Reduction of industrial CO 2 emissions is a specific challenge, and requires changes to not
only provide power from sustainable sources, but often even more so on the heating and
cooling needs forming part of the industrial and commercial processes. The low to medium
temperature heating and cooling demands in the industrial processes can be successfully
met through solar thermal energy. Despite the potential, the use of renewable energy (RE)
for heating and cooling applications has remained limited so far in the country.
The main activities of the project include:
- Strengthening of policy and institutional framework for solar energy applications
- Technology investment and application: confirmation of technical and financial viability of
projects, enhancement of local manufacturing capability for soar energy systems in
industrial applications and increased investments in solar energy application in industry
through detailed technology application tools (integrated CST with energy storage); detailed
project reports (DPRs); selection, installation and demonstration of CST demonstrations;
qualified consultants; and case studies.
- Scaling up of solar technologies in industrial applications through the development of
business models for CST leading to sustained replication of solar thermal applications in
industry, quality assurance and certification framework and establishment of financing
facility for scale-up.
- Awareness raising and capacity building for manufacturers, suppliers and installers,
promotion of industry-academic partnership and documentation of project outputs, case
studies, best practices and lessons learned
The project aims to achieve:
- 45,000 square meter of CST based systems installed through demonstration projects
resulting to 39,200 tonnes of carbon dioxide emission reduction; and
- Knowledge documents and standardisation of performance measurement developed
with barriers removed for large scale promotion of CST Technology.
It is envisaged that the project will contribute to the mitigation of GHG emissions through
the deployment of solar power in industrial applications.