EME 811
Solar Thermal Energy for Utilities and Industry

11.5. Summary and Final Tasks



This lesson reviwed some of the smaller size applications of solar thermal energy, which may create significant value in rural areas as sustainable technologies that do not require extensive infrastructure, fuels, or sophisticated materials for operation. Our consideration was mainly confined to solar drying and solar desalination as most widespread and most assessed processes. However, there are certainly more applications, such as chemical synthesis, washing and sterilization, timber treatment, brick curing, and others which comprise a long list of possible uses of solar heat. 

Reminder - Complete all of the Lesson 11 tasks!

Double-check the to-do list on the Lesson 11 Introduction page to make sure you have completed all of the assigned tasks before you begin Lesson 12.