There is a growing importance of CSP/PV hybrid systems with thermal storage as confirmed by Worldbank and IRENA in recent studies. These systems can provide flexible, renewable energy, 24/7 in regions with excellent direct solar resources for electricity and hydrogen generation. They lower the cost of rapidly expanding renewable energy, allowing to replace a larger share of fossil fuels in the energy mix.
Solar heat for industrial process systems is becoming a growing reality even in regions with less direct solar radiation. In combination with thermal storage, it can cover the heat supply in the industrial sector 24/7 and can play a key role in industrial decarbonisation.
The workshop will give an insight in technologies and applications of solar systems in combination with thermal storage as well as their economics.