Climate Protection in the Industrial Sector Through Solar Process Heat – SOLARPAYBACK

01 Oct 2016 to 30 Jun 2022


As a source of energy, solar heat for industrial processes holds significant potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, yet it has not been sufficiently exploited. The project aimed to further disseminate solar heat in industrial applications in partner countries. In collaboration with local institutions and associations, it assisted project developers and SMEs in recognizing and harnessing the technological and economic potential of solar heat. The project supported the development of reference systems and business and financing models by energy service providers and financial institutions, thereby enhancing the economic efficiency of solar heat technology and improving political framework conditions in partner countries. The ultimate goal was to replace fossil fuels in the long term and reduce the political and economic dependence of countries on fossil fuels.

Project Lead: Johannes Michel