Solar Process Heat

When speaking of the energy transition, most people just think about electricity. This is about heat! After all, more than 50 % of Germany’s annual energy consumption is heat. In industry and commerce, process heat plays the major role beside the smaller demand for (domestic) hot water and space heating.

So, to make the energy transition a success, the extension of renewable energies has to be pushed especially in the heat sector., Besides the classical domestic applications, solar thermal has quite a bit to offer in providing industry with process heat. You can find all important information about this promising field on the following pages.



Solar heat supplies the gas pressure regulating and metering station (GPRMS) Braunshausen of EAM Netz GmbH in Hesse. The network operator had a 48 kWth solar thermal system installed at the station to support the heating system. The solar heating system is characterised by its innovative and efficient design. The collector field consists of three different fields, each with different characteristics. A drainback collector array with a total area of 9.8 m² is located on the roof of the container. Another collector array is installed on a 2-axis tracker and covers a total area of 39.2 m². Both the drainback and tracker collector arrays are connected to a shared 3.8 m³ heat storage tank. There is also a collector array with a direct connection to the heating circuit of the station, with an area of 19.6 m².



Our website for information on solar process heat has been expanded to include an overview map of solar process heat plants in Germany with some interesting basic data: Solar Map

You are an operator of a solar process heat plant or have implemented plants as a planning or installation company and would like to present them on the Solar Map for image reasons, to attract customers or simply because you are convinced of solar process heat? Please contact us: