Projeto SHIP

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.


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