The final event of the SHIP2FAIR project was introduced by Miguel Zarzuela (CIRCE), coordinator of the project. The project started in 2018 and will end in a few days: five years of work and collaboration were necessary to develop the control and replication tools and to install the solar thermal equipment at each demo-site, Martini & Rossi (Italy), Bodegas Roda (Spain) and Larnaudie (France).

Dimitrios Papageorgiou (TVP Solar) gave a presentation on the high vacuum flat panels (HVFPs), to be used for high temperature production (from 65°C to 200°C) and designed for industrial-scale applications.

Irapua Ribeiro (Industrial Solar) presented the Fresnel collector technology, suitable for industrial plants and rooftops.

Viktor Unterberger (BEST) explained the use of the control tool, able to optimise and improve the integration of solar heat into industrial processes during operation.

Giorgio Bonvicini (RINA Consulting) continued with the replication tool, designed to support concept engineering and pre-feasibility study of SHIP projects.

Information on two demo-sites were provided during this event:

  • Esperanza Tomas from Bodegas Roda, located in Spain, explained the involvement of the winery in the project and the pros and cons of the solar thermal installations.
  • Antonino Giummulè from Martini & Rossi, located in Italy, described the technology installed and the system integration.

A presentation on business and financial schemes for solar heat was given by representatives of TVP Solar and Industrial Solar. The speakers emphasised that the market prospects for solar heat are positive and diverse funds and financial resources are available.

RINA and Industrial Solar provided information on the replication studies prepared as part of the SHIP2FAIR project and focusing on 10 industrial sites from 8 industrial sectors in 6 countries, for a heat demand between 30°C and 195°C.

Nicola Chiara, from LINKS, presented a roadmap for the deployment of solar heating for industrial processes aiming at tailoring the project’s results to the most promising use cases, identifying and analysing barriers, and offering a possible roadmap of the replicability of the project in other industrial sectors.

Finally, Susana Rivera from Cooperativas agro-alimentarias provided information on the use of renewable energy sources in Spanish industry and future investments expected in this sector.

Luis Heras from CIRCE wrapped up the event and invited participants to read the deliverables available on the SHIP2FAIR website.

The recording of the final event is available here and you can find the presentations here: presentations – part 1 and presentations – part 2.