During the XLI National Solar Energy Week organised by the National Solar Energy Association of Mexico (ANES) from 2 – 6th of October 2017 in Zapopan, Jalisco, a workshop about SHIP was offered.
The workshop took place at the Chamber of Commerce of Guadalajara and was conducted by Angel Mejía (blue-white plaid shirt on the photo), CEO of the Mexican Company Inventive Power, manufacturer of solar thermal concentrating technology (parabolic trough). The workshop included the visit to a solar process heat plant at a company from the food industry. There he explained the functioning of the thermal storage tank for the hot water being fed by the solar system (90° C) and to be used in the company’s processes
A total of 15 participants attended the workshop who came from several other states of the Mexican Republic such as Nuevo León, Guanajuato, Chihuahua, and Estado de México. Among them, there were representatives from companies from the solar thermal market and installation of boilers, as well as students from the Universidad Tecnológica de la Zona Metropolitana de Guadalajara.
Besides a thorough presentation about the fundamentals of solar thermal energy and the different types of solar heating technologies for industrial applications, the workshop included topics such as system dimensioning and the economic evaluation of projects.