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Solar Heating and Cooling Systems by Calin Sebarchievici, Ioan Sarbu

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5.6. Solar Heating for Industrial Processes

The importance of energy in industrial development is very crucial since major fraction of energy is used in industrial processes. It has dominated more than 50% of total energy consumption worldwide. The delivered energy in industrial sector is utilized in four major sectors: construction, agriculture, mining, and manufacturing. Fig. 5.31 shows the industrial energy consumption trend until 2030 [55]. Over the next 25 years, worldwide industrial energy consumption is projected to grow from 51,275 ZW (1 ZettaWatt = 1021 Watt) in 2006 to 71,961 ZW in 2030 by an average of 1.4% per year.
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Figure 5.31 Energy ...

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