Lock energy rates with solar thermal systems

Several industrial applications across manufacturing industries require temperature in the range of 40-120o C. Solar thermal systems can replace more than 30-40% of conventional fuel for these heat applications, contributing to huge amount of carbon abatement in the environment. Our price per unit of energy (KWHth) will ALWAYS be less than the cost per unit of fuels burnt in your boiler.

  • Bleaching
  • Cleaning
  • Cooking
  • Degreasing
  • Drying
  • Electroplating
  • Evaporating
  • Phosphating
  • Pickling
  • Preheating
  • Steaming
  • Washing

Rationalize your solar investment

We take a 360 degree view of your existing heat energy usage and current heat supply systems while performing solar feasibility. Sizing of solar thermal system is based on the energy consumption and sun availability in the chosen location. Technical feasibility of the solar system involves evaluation of suitable solar collectors, space availability for solar collectors, roof load capacity, roof space availability, integration with existing systems and so on. The cost impact and cash flow analysis is done followed by recommendations on the project finance options.

This viability study could take about few weeks. At the end of the study, we provide technology recommendations, fuel replacement estimate, project funding options, project execution lay-out, bill of materials, etc. This would be your blue-print for solar project execution. In case the project becomes nonviable, we provide a detailed report with reasons and recommendations to make the project viable.

SolarMaxTM Principle – Your secret to success

Industrial processes need specific temperature to be maintained throughout the production process. Typically industrial boilers are used for these purposes. We design solar thermal systems to replace these systems. Our SolarMaxTM principle ensures “no wastage of solar generation”.

Thermal energy consumption estimates

Solar energy supply cannot be varied based on changes in production schedule. So, as part of engineering study, key data points are assessed that includes boiler/conventional heat source’s utilization load during solar peak hours, temperature needed for process heating, production cycle and so on. Then, capacity of solar plant, type of ETC systems and number of collectors needed for the solar plant are determined. Our SolarMaxTM principle and HybriheatTM methodology allows us to engineer your solar system with maximum solar fraction and at shorter payback periods.

Shade and solar resource assessment

Shading prevents solar energy from reaching a collector. Solar energy comes from various sources, including beam radiation (direct from the sun), indirect or diffuse radiation (scattered over the whole sky) and reflected radiation coming from nearby objects. The latitude of a location has a strong effect on the height of a sunpath. These complex relationships are best analysed using computer simulation programs such as T*SOL. We adopt best practices and technologies to analyse these aspects as part of our shadow analysis.

Rooftop Analysis

Unlike Concentrator based systems that are installed on RCC structures on the ground (with sun tracking), our low cost ETC systems are installed on trussed type factory roof tops. Based on the availability of rooftop shadow free space and number/type of ETC collectors, load on the rooftop is analysed. Detailed rooftop plan and placement of panels is designed after studying the orientation of building, strength of the roof, structure of roof sheet and purlin.

Detailed Piping Diagram

We provide detailed professional piping diagrams that enable efficient execution. We use advanced piping design tools and stress analysis for providing piping layouts, isometric drawings, pipe supports and pipe racks. Our piping design includes material specifications and technical specifications for fabrication, installation and erection. The diagrams provide complete view on the placement of pipes across solar panels through heat exchangers, circulation pump and storage tanks with size.

Collector Mounting Detail

We understand that ease to assembling the solar collectors and making them stand sturdy on rooftops are the most important factors in mounting the collectors. Our design takes care of these factors in addition to crafting for aesthetics and safety aspects. Based on the rooftop load analysis and shadow analysis, we provide a very detailed grid-based design for mounting the solar collectors that includes placement on the purlins as well with the type of clamps used.

Detailed Bill of Materials

We provide complete bill of materials with detailed description of all components that goes into building your solar thermal plant. Entire list of materials is captured along with their make, size and number of quantities. A detailed BOM will include solar collectors, pipes, heat exchangers, valves, tanks, tank insulation, pumps, rooftop structure, sensors, control panel, flow meters, wires, clamps, flanges, strainers, floats and so on. The execution of a solar project becomes easy with this BOM and other engineering designs provided.

SolarVigilTM – anywhere & everywhere.

Displacement of fossil fuel and anticipated environmental impact is achieved only if you are effectively using your solar thermal system. A good monitoring system allows you to easily determine if your thermal system is running properly, and gives access to information that will help identify and troubleshoot a malfunctioning system. We enable monitoring of your solar thermal systems through remote monitoring so issues are proactively detected and intimated through alert mechanisms (via email or text message).

As Industrial consumers, you would want to know about the overall system production, along with cost savings or environmental benefit derived from that production. We provide remote access to real-time data that allow you to drill down to the performance of individual system components and sensors. With our monitoring tools, we generate insightful “dashboards” that give you visibility to the performance of solar thermal system and review of operating history.

Integration services

Since solar is “infirm”, the solar plant has to be retrofitted with an alternate source of conventional energy. Based on the factors like integration temperature level, load profile (daily,weekly, annual), amount of thermal energy consumed annually, sensitivity to changes and so on, an achievable solar fraction is derived and the number of solar collectors needed for the solar thermal plant is determined.

Our HybriHeatTM approach ensures solar thermal systems are easily retrofitted with your existing systems causing energy management efficiency during sun-shine and non-shine hours. Our Engineers adopt best integration design concepts ensuring reliable energy supply for your production.

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