Database for applications of solar heat integration in industrial processes


The Solar Heat for Industrial Processes – SHIP database has been created in the framework of the IEA Task 49/IV. This online database contains a worldwide overview on existing solar thermal plants which provide thermal energy for production processes for different industry sectors. Each plant description contains a number of informations about e.g. the size of the collector field, collector technology or integration point in the production process.

An initial survey has been developed and sent out to different solar companies by AEE INTEC. The returned data has been collected, structured and integrated into the database by them.

All the programming work for the database’s structure and design has been done by the PSE AG.

The user of the database has now the possibility to extract detail information from all identified solar thermal plants and create statistics like the share of collector technologies, size of the collector field per country or industry sector and cost per square meter. The SHIP database is a living platform and will grow continuously. You as a user of the SHIP database have the possibility to share your SHIP application like following:

  1. Register with your email address
  2. Log in
  3. Add new data
    1. Add new project
    2. Edit existing projects (by clicking on the “Request to become maintainer” button)
    3. Upload pictures
  4. AEE INTEC will perform a plausibility check
  5. Data will be published

How to add new pictures

To add new pictures you must

  • Declare that you hold the copyright of the pictures
  • Enter your copyright text before uploading the picture

How to use information from the database

Information from the database can be easily accessed via the Reports section.

We wish you a lot of fun with the database and are looking forward to receive new SHIP plants in the future.