Organized by Enerplan, the States General of the solar heat were the opportunity to gather, Tuesday, October 17 in Paris, the actors of a sector which is struggling to find a second wind.
François Gibert, vice-president of Enerplan and Valérie Laplagne, head of renewable energies at Uniclima, pointed out the reasons to hope for a renaissance of solar thermal energy. From an economic point of view, the carbon tax added to energy inflation could double the price of thermal kWh produced from gas or fuel oil and thus make solar thermal energy very attractive. From a technical point of view, new double-glazed sensors, remote monitoring and remote diagnosis of the installation are levers on which the industry can rely.
They also predict a return of solar combined systems (SSC) – ensuring production of DHW and heating – in the collective, pointing out that the return on investment is better. The sale of solar energy per kWh at a fixed price is also an expected trend.