Renewable energy for industries

Manufacturing industries use up a third of the world’s total energy. Approximately three quarters of industrial energy use is related to the production of metals, chemicals and petrochemicals, non-metallic mineral materials, and pulp and paper. In order for greenhouse-gas emissions to be reduced there is a strong need for industries to begin using alternative methods to energy consumption such as renewable energy.

Reducing CO2 emissions

By focusing on making use of renewable energy for industrial processes, we greatly diminish CO2 and greenhouse-gas emissions. If we make use of renewable energy in industry, there is the potential of reducing about 10% of all expected emissions by 2050. At nearly two gigatons of CO2, this represents 25% of the total expected emission reductions of the industry sector. This is equivalent to the total current CO2 emissions of France, Germany, Italy and Spain. This is no easy feat, however if implemented, then by 2050 about 30% of energy use in industry can be of renewable origin. 

Going green is an option for industries

There are several types of renewable energy which can be used for industries. Such energy is beneficial since, not only is it a better environmental solution, but it is also economically viable especially in the presence of fluctuating gas prices. Aside from this, there are also tax benefits and capital subsidies to be had for such industries who make use of renewable energy. According to Phoenix Energy Group, the manufacturing industry is one of the largest consumers of electricity in the global energy market due to the masses of equipment required for processes and its facilities. In the manufacturing industry, making use of alternative energy solutions can greatly reduce costs in the long term since large amounts of energy is consumed. Aside from this, renewable energy solutions greatly reduce pollution emitted from manufacturing plants. 

Solar Thermal for Industrial Processes

A study compiled by the International Energy Agency shows that by 2050, solar energy will account for 45% of the world’s energy demand. Utilising solar energy for a wide variety of industry applications will help improve energy stability, sustainability and a reduction in emissions. Solar thermal systems have a significant impact for industrial processes worldwide. Small-scale plants such as food and textile require the utilization of less energy. Although the levels of heat are smaller for such industries, large amounts of energy are required and those not making use of other forms of renewable energy, are dependent on energy derived from burning fossil fuels. Through the use of solar thermal renewable energy for such industries, CO2 emissions are greatly reduced. There are limitations when it comes to investing in such solutions since the initial capital costs and low deployment have negatively impacted the take-up of such systems. However, by deploying such systems in an effective manner as an alternative to burning fossil fuels, industries can use such innovations to significantly reduce pollutants and emissions, making such industries more environmentally competitive.

Concentrated Solar Thermal Solutions

Azteq is a European renewable energy company with decades of experience in alternative energy. Azteq provides a fully-integrated, high-quality concentrated solar thermal (CST) solution for industrial processes requiring high temperatures, and for cities looking for a green solution with zero emissions. CST is an emission-free sustainable energy solution for industrial processes. By introducing a renewal energy process as part of industrial processes, you reduce carbon footprint levels in the environment and benefit from an efficient, environmentally-friendly, long-term solution for your energy requirements. Such CST systems require little maintenance and generally have a lifetime capacity of 30 years – sometimes even longer. As part of its service, Azteq manages the process of several supply contracts with component producers such as Huiyin Group (China) for the heat collector element. Each CST system comes with a software management platform using sensor-based data to manage and control the platform. By harvesting the sun’s thermal power based on concentrated solar thermal technology, Azteq’s expertise helps companies reach their corporate responsibilities, goals and ambitions.

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