SOLAR PAYBACK 2019/2020 - SOLAR PROCESS HEAT CAPACITY BUILDING - Train-the-Trainer
BRAZIL, INDIA, MEXICO, SOUTH AFRICA
What is Solar Payback about?
The objective of the three-year Solar Payback project: Promoting the use of Solar Heat for Industrial Processes (SHIP) across four partner countries – South Africa, India, Mexico and Brazil.
As part of the German International Climate Initiative (IKI), it is raising awareness of the technical and economic potential of SHIP technologies by clear and transparent information on the costs and benefits of SHIP applications and by helping to build selected real reference installations. Solar Payback also cooperates with financial institutions to develop models which will assist stakeholders and investors in securing access to financing.
The main objective of Solar Payback is promoting the use of Solar Heat for Industrial Processes (SHIP) across the four partner countries by raising awareness of its technical and economic potential, and increasing willingness to invest in it. As capacity building in the partner countries is a key aspect of the project, train-the-trainer workshops are offered focussing on technical as well as economic aspects.
Train-the-trainer workshops include the following features:
- The workshops will have a duration of 3 to 4 days.
- Train-the-Trainer workshops will be organized jointly with local knowledge partners in all four target countries.
- All workshops will be conducted by solar experts of the German Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, the largest applied solar research institute in Europe.
- Solar Payback will cover the fees for the workshop participation including all materials, lunch, coffee/tea breaks for the duration of the seminar. Participants, however will be responsible for booking and paying their travel and accommodation costs.
- Participation certificate upon completion of the workshop will be handed out.
In all partner countries a three to four day workshop will be organised. The focus of each workshop will differ slightly considering local requirements in each country. The specific agendas can be downloaded from the table below.
- Fundamentals of solar thermal Technology
- Solar collectors
- Storage technologies
- System characteristics
- Fundamentals of solar process heat
- Suitable processes and sectors
- Success stories
- Fundamentals of energy efficiency
- Energy audits
- Pinch Analysis
- In-situ measurements
- Design principles
- Integration concepts
- Simulation tools
- Technical pre-feasibility procedures
- Relevant key performance indicators
- Economic assessment
- Relevant economic parameters
- Investment analysis
- Business models and financing for solar process heat projects
- Introduction to IKI Solar Payback Online Calculator
- Tendering & Comissioning of solar Projects
Who can apply for the Train-the-Trainer Workshops?
Professionals from engineering consultants, commercial users, energy managers from industrial plants, local, national or international banks or others involved or interested in state-of-the-art knowledge and know-how on technical and financial aspects of solar thermal projects for industrial processes are invited to apply for the workshops.
Requirements for participation
The number of participants is limited. The participants will be chosen according to the information provided in the application form (CV, motivation letter). After the end of the application period, the candidates will be selected and informed about the participation in workshop.
The application for the workshops will be possible in the following time periods:
For queries about the Fraunhofer ISE Train-the-Trainer workshops please contact:
Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Kramer
M.Sc. (Univ.of Manchester, UMIST)
Head of Department Thermal Storage and Service Life Analysis
Coordinator Solar Thermal
Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme ISE
Heidenhofstr. 2, 79110 Freiburg, Germany
Tel: +49 (0) 761/ 4588-5096
Fax: +49 (0) 761/ 4588-9000
Renewables Academy AG
Head of Division Solar Energy
Tel: +49 (0) 30 526 895 876
Fax: +49 (0) 30 526 895 899