Solar thermal incentives take multiple shapes

Huge energy savings are being made through industrial solar thermal applications. But why stop there when you can benefit from financial support? As Canada's Rackam and South Africa's MTN have discovered, the economics are compelling enough to consider additional CSP projects.

The MTN Data Centre CSP Cooling System in South Africa uses Fresnel technology

By Heba Hashem

Substantial cost reductions and energy savings could be made by using solar thermal systems in industrial processes. Along with the enhanced corporate reputation, these advantages should suffice to encourage companies to replace or support their conventional heating and steam-generation methods with solar thermal technologies.

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