Investigating the Potential Applications for Medium to High Temperature Solar Thermal Technologies at Australian Abattoirs

This project involved a detailed investigation of whether there is a case for selection and deployment of solar thermal technology for an Australian abattoir. The research saw a detailed technical review of linear-focus and point-focus technologies. A techno-economic analysis was performed using the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s System Advisor Model (SAM) software to determine feasibility. Potential applications, configurations and O&M implications for abattoirs’ were also discussed.