Concentrated Solar Thermal
The International Energy Agency (IEA) claims that heat accounts for approx. 74% of the industrial sector‘s total energy demand.
Around 48% of the total heat needed in industry is for high-temperature applications and this sector is responsible for about 22% of global CO2 emissions.
Out of these, 40% (about 10% of total emissions) comes from fossil fuels.
The STEM® technology is ideal for the following industrial processes operating at temperatures ranging from 100° to 400° C for e.g.: Food & Beverage, Pulp & Paper, Chemical, Desalination.
In areas enjoying high-very high DNI (2000-2500kW/m2/y) STEM®-CST technology can be ideally applied for supporting the energy transition and to achieve the decarbonization goal of the industrial sector.
The thermal energy produced by STEM-CST is defined as “renewable heat” which, if introduced into energy-intensive industrial plants, is able to decarbonize all or part of its thermal energy needs.