The main goal of SHIP2FAIR is to foster the integration of solar heat in industrial processes from the agro–food sector
This ranges from assessing the resource and analysing its technical and financial viability to monitoring production, as well as searching for new formulas and solutions to enhance operation and maintenance and ultimately boost the facility’s efficiency and profitability.
One of CIRCE’s main lines of R&D&I involves studying the integration of solar technology in the electric grid or its use in new applications and environments such as electric mobility or industrial settings, where process efficiency is looking to be enhanced by solar power.
Our work along this line started by researching geothermal energy, which offers a wide range of possibilities, either alone or in combination with other renewable sources such as solar power.
We are working on developing innovative technology that uses solar heat in industrial processes thanks to various methods that will reduce fossil fuel consumption.
Solar heat for a Martini & Rossi production plant
CIRCE is analysing the potential to use solar power in agri-food industry production processes. The system is currently being tested with various European companies, including the Italian firm Martini & Rossi.
Over 500 students qualified in solar energy
Our experience in the sector has enabled us to impart over 25 courses specializing in solar thermal and solar photovoltaic energy under the training for employment programmes driven by the Regional Government of Aragon.
Solar panels to charge electric vehicles
CIRCE has developed a charging station that comprises a renewable energy generation system powered by photovoltaic panels featuring a storage system to charge electric vehicles with the solar power stored in its batteries.