Industrial Solar, a provider of solar thermal solutions, has partnered with the Mexican company Turbo Control to design and install a Fresnel Collector system at Unilever's factory in Cuernavaca, Mexico. It will be the first commercially installed system in Latin America for industrial use and generate steam for the factory’s industrial processes.
The Fresnel Collector is a solar technology that concentrates sunlight onto a receiver tube using an array of semi-flat mirrors. The concentrated solar energy heats a transfer fluid within the tube, producing high-temperature steam. This steam is used in industrial applications, replacing conventional fossil fuel-based heat sources with clean and renewable energy.
Turbo Control, a local partner in Mexico, has subcontracted Industrial Solar to design, procure, and install the Linear Fresnel Collector system, making it the first commercially installed Fresnel Collector in Latin America to produce steam for industrial purposes. Through their collaboration, Industrial Solar and Turbo Control are fostering cleaner and more sustainable industrial processes in Mexico.
The project, expected to span 10 months, is scheduled for commissioning in 1Q24. It serves as a proof of concept for future, larger-scale installations, highlighting the transformative potential of renewable energy technologies.
"This project is a significant milestone for industries in Latin America," said Christian Zahler, Managing Director of Industrial Solar GmbH. "By implementing the Fresnel Collector into their systems, industries in Latin America can pave the way for a more sustainable future."
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