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Climate Protection in the Industrial Sector through Solar Process Heat – SOLARPAYBACK

As of: January 2022

As a source of energy, solar heat for industrial processes has great potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but it has not yet been sufficiently exploited. The project contributes to the further dissemination of solar heat in industrial applications in the partner countries. In cooperation with local institutions and associations, it helps project developers and SMEs to recognise and exploit the technological and economic potential of solar heat. The project supports the development of reference systems and of business and financing models created by energy service providers and financial institutions. In this way, it improves the economic efficiency of solar heat technology and the political framework conditions in the partner countries. The aim is to replace fossil fuels in the long term and reduce the political and economic dependence of countries on fossil fuels.

State of implementation/results

  • The market analysis studies "Enabling Solar Process Heat" of the partner countries Mexico and Brazil have been completed and have already been published on the project website. In addition, the studies were presented, discussed and published in the context of the policy workshops.

Project data

Brazil, India, Mexico, South Africa

Implementing organisation:
Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft e.V. (BSW) - Germany

Political partner(s):
  • Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) - South Africa
  • Ministry of Economy - Brazil
  • Ministry of Energy (SENER) - Mexico
  • Ministry of New and Renewable Energy - India

BMU grant:
2.636.921,00 €

10/2016  till  06/2022



Related publications

03/2017Solar Heat for Industry
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