The Commercial Uses For Solar Process Heating

Recommended for commercial use, industrial operations across the Santa Clarita Valley and around the globe have utilized the innovative technological benefits from applying solar process heating.

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As an augmentation to existing systems, applying solar process heating technologies to Santa Clarita commercial and industrial centers may provide organizations with the benefits of fuel savings and more energy efficient operations.

Currently, the technologies have been used in large-scale mining operations in at Chili and have made considerable progress into breweries around Europe, however Santa Clarita commercial and industrial businesses have also benefited from solar process heating to provide thermal energy and heat for their operations, which are traditionally met with coal, biomass, oil products and gas.

In an effort to promote commercial sustainability, solar process heating has been introduced for numerous organizations like hotels, biopower facilities, water bath-heating services, gasifier power plants, gasifier thermal plants, used for biomethanation kitchen and food waste and on commercial solar rooftops.

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Typically used for operations less than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, solar process heating effectively assists industrial processes due to its durability through various wind patterns, reduction of carbon footprint, both ground and roof mounting compatibility and low maintenance needed to support the systems.

ADditionally, the solar energy systems have supported numerous applications for textile, plastic and polymer, automobile, chemicals, pharmaceutical, paper and pulp, services sectors (hospitals and hotels), food processing and crumb rubber and tires with procedures such as air conditioning and air heating, cleaning, drying, heat treatment, boiling, mercerizing, galvanizing, washing, bleaching, paint drying, degreasing, effluent (waste) treatment, extrusion, sterilization, kraft pulping, curing and mixing and processing.

More specifically, the parabolic trough collector (PTC) is comprised of collector (reflector), receiver (absorber), tracking system and mounting structure that is a coated silver and polished aluminum parabolic shaped reflector that focuses solar radiation on a linear receiver targeted towards a single collector.

The equipment may collect heat to about 400 degrees Celsius, which is then converted to assist in processes at medium temperature operations.

The equipment is commonly integrated with boilers, steam ejectors, dryers and heat exchangers. Commercial and industrial buildings may also incorporate other renewable energy solar technologies like photovoltaic solar cells, passive heating, day-lighting, and water heating into their operations, which are also used for residential buildings.

Santa Clarita solar clients may be inclined to also implement space heating, ventilated air to maintain indoor air quality, water heating, production of large quantities of hot water for non-residential buildings, and space cooling, thermally activated cooling systems (TACS) driven by solar energy, to assist with organizations procedures.

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