27 June 2019

MCG presents the results of the SHIP – Solar Heat for Industrial Processes project

MCG and the other members of the consortium presented yesterday the results of the SHIP – Solar Heat for Industrial Processes and the demonstration prototype of the solar thermal industrial system developed under this R&D project. The closing event of the project took place at the Alentejo Science and Technology Park…

…in Évora.

 

MCG assumed the coordination of the project in a consortium also composed of the University of Évora, INEGI, and the companies OnControl and KEMET Electronics Portugal. And it was precisely in the facilities of this company that the participants in the event had the opportunity to see the whole system…

…that serves this technology of capture and accumulation of solar thermal energy for industrial processes.

 

The event began with the presentation of all phases of project development, by the heads of all the entities that make up the SHIP consortium. Then it was possible to watch the demonstration of the whole system…

…in operation in the technical platform installed in KEMET Electronics Portugal.

 

The installation in question exemplifies with complete success the possible direct integration of this solar thermal technology into industrial processes of medium temperature, fully validating a future approach to the market.

 

The technical and economic advantages of implementing a system such as…

…SHIP are evidenced and can result in higher energy efficiency in the industrial units where installed. It is a solution born from several technologies that the various entities linked to the consortium have developed successfully over the last few years.

 

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SHIP Project

15 May 2019

Industrial solar thermal system under MCG’s R&D SHIP Project enters its final stage

Following the presentation at the Intersolar Europe 2018 fair and several stages of development, the SHIP Project – Solar Heat for Industrial Processes has finally reached the final stage with the installation and start-up in the infrastructure of Kemet Electronics Portugal, company of Évora that also forms part of the consortium…

…led by MCG.

 

This MCG R&D project is based on the development and implementation of a pilot-turn-key industrial thermal solar system for small and medium-sized enterprises looking to invest in a clean and renewable heat process. This solar thermal system is an industrial application that uses the Concentrating Solar Energy with storage…

…of energy in the form of heat.

 

The SHIP Project intends to highlight the technical and economic advantages of the concept of solar heat for industrial processes. Its implementation should result in greater energy efficiency in the units in which it will be installed, resulting in lower energy bills and thus lead…

…to a better acceptance of solar thermal technologies with storage.

 

Based on a modular approach and designed to simplify the decision making of these entities in relation to the adoption of a clean and renewable heat process, this system is the result of the work done so far by the SHIP consortium:

 

  • MCG mind for metal: project leader, generally responsible for the production of this solar CPC system.
  • KEMET Electronics Portugal: the company that is receiving the installation and operation of the system.
  • OnControl Technologies: the company responsible for the layout of control and automation that allows integration into the target systems.
  • INEGI…
  • …- Institute of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Management: responsible for the project design and creation, as well for the design of the energy storage system.

  • University of Évora: entity responsible for the CPC’s design and for the design and testing of the developed system.
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    The SHIP – Solar…

    …Heat for Industrial Processes Project has the next June 30th as the date for its official closure.

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    4 December 2018

    MCG develops industrial solar thermal system under the SHIP R&D project

    Under the project SHIP – Solar Heat for Industrial Processes, an MCG solar and MCG R&D project, MCG mind for metal has developed a pilot turn-key industrial solar thermal system for small and medium-sized enterprises wishing to invest in a clean and renewable heat process.

     

    Based on a modular approach and designed…

    …to simplify the decision-making of these entities in the face of the adoption of a clean and renewable heat process, this system is one of the results of the work carried out so far by the SHIP consortium, composed of MCG mind for metal, the leading company…

    …of the project, and by four other partners: KEMET Electronics Portugal, OnControl Technologies, Évora University and INEGI – Institute of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Management.

     

    This solar thermal system developed by MCG is an industrial application among several other projects that use Concentrating Solar Energy with storage of energy in the form…

    …of heat. The main objective is to achieve the production of solar thermal electricity, centralized and dispatchable, and process heat for the industry.

     

    It is expected that this type of solar thermal, associated with the thermal storage of the same, will be a strong complement to the production of photovoltaic energy that…

    …we already know, and that MCG uses in the day to day of its activity.

     

    Recently, MCG mind for metal was one of the national and international entities that recently attended the 4th Symposium IPES: The Solar and the Future Concentration, an event that took place in Évora,…

    …Portugal, in September and that served to debate and promote several topics related to Concentrating Solar Energy (and its energy storage as heat).

     

    MCG was represented as the leader of the SHIP project and presented the demonstrator of its solar thermal industrial system, with a visit to the…

    Évora Molten Salt Platform (EMSP) and the Solar Energy Testing Center where this mentioned solar collector CPC developed by the company is highlighted.

     

    Please note that the MCG solar business unit develops innovative technological integration solutions that work with solar thermal at medium temperature…

    …in industrial processes, guaranteeing a market approach and focusing on increasing energy efficiency in the processes in which they are applied.

     

    Follow this our news section – and MCG’s mind for metal activity on LinkedIn – to find out more about MCG’s activities within the MCG solar business…

    …unit and how the company is helping the promotion of the solar thermal electricity sector.

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    3 October 2018

    Project SHIP – MCG mind for metal promotes Solar Thermal industrial application

    MCG mind for metal was one of the national and international entities that recently attended the ‘4th Symposium IPES: Solar Concentration and the Future’, an event dedicated to the promotion and evolution of various topics related to Concentrating Solar Energy and energy storage in the form of heat.

     

    The symposium took place…

    …in Évora on September 24 and 25, with MCG being represented as the leader of the SHIP project and for the discussion on the applications of that technology, including the production of solar thermal electricity . Under the SHIP project, MCG has developed a turn-key industrial thermal…

    …solar system that is based on a modular approach and is designed to simplify the decision-making of small and medium-sized enterprises wishing to invest in a clean and renewable heat process.

     

    The event ended with a visit to the Évora Molten Salt Platform (EMSP) and to the Solar…

    …Energy Testing Center where this CPC solar collector developed by MCG is installed.

     

    The SHIP project was also represented at this 4th IPES Symposium by the presence of members of the consortium in the panel of speakers, namely the University of Évora and INEGI – Institute of Mechanical…

    …Engineering and Industrial Management.

     

    Follow this our news section – and MCG’s mind for metal activity on LinkedIn – to find out more about MCG’s activities within the MCG solar business unit.

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