The application of solar hot water systems within the industry can produce great benefits and facilitate, to a large extent, the process through which the elaboration of a product must pass.

With high-performance solar collectors we can produce heat to temperatures that reach 300ºF with an optimal performance. For many of these industrial procedure we really need this temperatures, for example steam generation, washing, drying, sterilization, pasteurization, colouring, chemical treatments, and so on.

Solar heating systems for industrial companies

With high performance solar collectors can produce heat at temperatures reaching 150 º C with excellent performance. For many industrial processes need heat at high temperatures. Among these industrial processes can be found: the generation of steam, washing, drying, sterilization, pasteurization, heating cycles liquid baths for washing, dyeing, chemical treatment, heating, air drying phases, generation low pressure steam for various uses, and so on.

The production of cold through absorption machines 
and other solar heating equipment is another major field of applications, with the added advantage of the coincidence of peak demand with maximum isolation.

It is notable that there concentration device that was originally created for use in fixed solar cookers in developing countries, but because of its high technology, combined with a simple construction, few 
public plans and high throughput, is spreading like steam generation technology for industrial processes.

Industrial solar systems can be used in industry to get 100% of energy from the sun, or to use free energy from the sun to preheat and save on energy costs for the company.

The percentage of energy demand as heat in the range of mean temperature (60 º C - 150 º C) and medium - high (150 º C - 250 º C) is high in the food, paper, textile and chemical industries. These industries, for more than 50% of the total process require temperatures of 200 º C.

Paper and food industries are working with higher temperatures.

The food, textile and chemical workers with temperatures between 100 and 200 ° C, and used for applications as diverse as drying, cooking, cleaning, extraction and many others.

The principles of solar thermal heating are the same in an industrial application as a residential application only the systems are sized much larger.   More panels, larger pumps and bigger storage are the main differences.  Most commercial facilities have flat roofs which can be utilized for a large amount of solar panels. Proper design is important!  When building a commercial solar heating applications you need to consult with a solar professional. Here is a list of some common commercial applications for solar:

Agriculture - Dairy and Livestock industries have a large demand for hot water used to sterilize the operations on a daily basis.

Car Washes - Hot Water

Laundromats- Hot Water

Hotels - Cleaning laundry, dishes, and hot water for the guests

Restaurants - Dishes

Breweries- Process Heating


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