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

As of: October 2018

Objective and activities

Solar thermal systems provide process heat for industrial processes, possessing the potential to reduce the carbon footprint of textile, food, beverage and chemical industries. The project aims at increasing the use of these systems in Brazil, India, Mexico and South Africa; countries in which the technology is economically viable but information failures, lack of experience and other barriers impede its commercialization. The project partners with local chambers and associations, following a multiplier approach to support policy makers, project developers as well as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in their understanding of the techno-commercial potential of this technology and its subsequent adoption. The development of business and financing models via energy service companies (ESCOs) and financial institutions as well as reference systems will further improve the technology‘s viability. Policy makers will be enabled to enhance the framework for its effective adoption.

Project data

Brazil, India, Mexico, South Africa

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

Partner institution(s):
  • Department of Energy - South Africa," Ministry of Development, Industry, and Trade - Brazil", Ministry of Energy (SENER) - Mexico, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy - India

BMU grant:
€ 2,844,921

10/2016 till 09/2019


Related publications

03/2017Solar Heat for Industry
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