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Solar Heat for Industrial Processes Using Solar Fresnel Collector

1. Applicant Information




Wahj for Sustainable Solutions

6464 Almarwzi, Jeddah

Saudi Arabia


Ahmed Alsaady
Dr. Abu Alhassan Qudussi

2. Criteria - Applicants Responses 

Which clean technology categories does your innovation cover?

Solar Power, Energy Efficiency

Please select the category you’re submitting your application for

New Solution

Please select the phase of your innovation:


Implementation in the kingdom

3. Questionnaire - Applicants Responses 

Proposal/ Submission Title

Solar Heat for Industrial Processes Using Solar Fresnel Collector

Problem Statement

The industrial sector is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions due to its heavy reliance on fossil fuels for various processes, such as heating, drying, and cooking. To reduce emissions and transition towards more sustainable energy sources, there is a need for alternative sources of heat and power. Solar thermal technology has the potential to provide a clean and abundant source of heat for industrial processes. However, the high capital costs and low efficiencies of traditional solar thermal collectors have hindered their widespread adoption in industrial settings.

One possible solution to this problem is the use of Solar Fresnel Collectors, which are low-cost and high-efficiency solar thermal collectors that can be used for various industrial processes. The problem statement, therefore, is to develop an efficient and cost-effective solar heat system based on Solar Fresnel Collectors that can provide a viable alternative to fossil fuels for industrial

Which do you think are the innovative factors of your idea?

Traditional solar thermal collectors have typically been expensive and inefficient, making them less viable for industrial processes.

Solar Fresnel Collectors, on the other hand, use a flat reflector with a series of narrow, parallel troughs to concentrate sunlight onto a receiver tube, which contains a heat transfer fluid. The design of the collector allows for a larger surface area to be exposed to sunlight, resulting in higher thermal efficiency. Additionally, the use of low-cost materials, such as sheet metal, for the reflector and the simple design of the collector makes it an attractive solution for industrial applications.

By providing a cost-effective and efficient alternative to fossil fuels, Solar Heat for Industrial Processes Using Solar Fresnel Collectors has the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from industrial processes.

Which benefits would your idea bring to the industry?

1. Reduced greenhouse gas emissions: The use of solar thermal energy can significantly reduce the carbon footprint of industrial processes by replacing fossil fuels with a clean and renewable energy source.
2. Cost savings: Solar Fresnel Collectors have low capital and maintenance costs, which can result in significant cost savings for industrial processes.
3. Energy independence: By generating on-site solar thermal energy, industrial facilities can reduce their dependence on external energy sources, which can improve their resilience and reduce energy price volatility risks.
4. Increased competitiveness: Adopting sustainable energy practices can improve the reputation of industrial facilities and make them more attractive to consumers who prioritize sustainability.
5. Compliance with regulations: Many countries have regulations in place to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and implementing solar thermal energy can help industrial facilities comply with these regulations.

To which challenges does your idea provide a solution to?

1. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
2. Energy costs
3. Energy security
4. Technological limitations
5. Industrial competitiveness

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