The SHIP – Solar Heat for Industrial Processes, a project led by MCG in a consortium also composed of the University of Évora, INEGI, and the companies OnControl and KEMET Electronics Portugal, has as main goal the demonstration of a holistic system of direct integration technologies that work with medium temperature solar thermal in industrial processes.
In parallel, we intend to test and validate this technology, thus guaranteeing its approach to the market. The system was designed, created and established as an innovative solution, resulting from previous R&D activities of the various consortium partners.
It is intended, in this project, to evidence, before a specialized audience in a real situation the technical and economic advantages of the solution that is not yet fully validated. Its implementation should result in increased energy efficiency in the industrial units where it will be installed, resulting in reduced energy bills and therefore in better acceptance of solar thermal technologies and other eco-efficient solutions in general, still very dependent on the quantification of this type of benefits.
The results of the SHIP project were presented in June 2019 in Évora, with the respective visit to KEMET to observe the system in operation. All information on the project is available on SHIP’s official website – Solar Heat for Industrial Processes.
Designation of the project:
SHIP – Solar Heating for Industrial Processes
Strengthening research, technological development, and innovation. The demonstration of a holistic system of direct integration technologies that work with medium temperature solar thermal in industrial processes.
Region of intervention:
Center, Alentejo, North
Manuel da Conceição Graça, Lda
Date of the conclusion:
Total eligible cost:
Financial support from the European Union through FEDER: