The thermal integration into industrial process is majorly focused on guaranteeing the heat duty and temperature level demanded by the processes. Other important objectives must be considered when integrating solar thermal energy since its integration into industrial processes seeks to maximize its use. The present work proposes a comprehensive integration of solar thermal energy based on the Pinch Analysis that considers economical evaluation and environmental impact. The approach establishes multiple objectives for the optimal solar system final design. Profitable costs for two case studies, a dairy and a 2G bioethanol process, were obtained. For both scenarios the integrated solar thermal system of dairy processes was viable with zero emissions of CO2. In 2G bioethanol process, only in one scenario the solar fraction was equal to one. It is possible to reach a surplus energy of 44%, with the same absorber area of solar energy, or would be possible to reduce the area by 49% to supply the heat duties.

It was found that the UoW building-integrated solar collector could make a significant contribution to energy use in dairies and may be an attractive future technology for the industry.

Solar thermal technology has been successfully introduced in domestic applications and buildings. Many industrial processes work in temperature intervals where solar-thermal technology would be able to supply an important amount of the total energy input at an acceptable price.

The objective of this study was to determine the effects on grazing cattle under shade from a solar photovoltaic system.

The objectives of the thesis were to investigate electrical energy use on dairy farms located in west central Minnesota and to evaluate the effects of shade use by cattle from solar photovoltaic systems.

Use of solar energy has great scope for its commercial use in the dairy processing operations as well as to design and develop solar-based refrigeration systems for dairy industry.

This study was performed to determine the feasibility of integrating a full offset solar power unit at Cal Poly’s dairy operation. Integrating a full offset solar unit at the dairy would be an economically feasible option based on the favorable internal rate of return.

The requirement of energy intensity and temperature range in milk-processing operations are amenable for adoption of solar energy.

In this review, analysis of triple-impact vapour ingestion refrigeration framework involving a high, medium and low-temperature generator is characterized. This review suggests the solar power-related triple impact vapour retention refrigeration for heating and cooling applications in dairy industries that should be developed.