Gallery SHaaS 1
Gallery SHaaS 1
March 2021
Headquarters 33000 Bordeaux, France

SHaaS - A competitive, CO2-free and resilient solar heat supply, as a service, for industrial processes.

Process heat stands for 2/3 of the energy consumption in the industry and relies at 90% on fossil fuels worldwide, in developed and developing countries. Globally this represents 25% of the global GHG emissions. There is a critical need to decarbonize these activities if countries want to succeed in their energy transition, while maintaining the industrials (the heat consumer) competitive on their market, protecting them against energy price volatility and preserving their investment capacity for their production core assets. Solar Heat as a Service (SHaaS) aims at providing to large industrial consumers a CO2-free, competitive, reliable, and local solar heat for their production processes. Solar Heat as a Services relies on solar collectors and heat storage to supply the industrial sites with heat according to their needs, enabling them to save fossil fuels consumption. Customers pay according to the energy consumed and measured, and are offered very stable price for several years while being protected against the market prices' volatility. This solution that does not require their capital, allow them to focus on investments more aligned with their core strategy.

Key features

  • 1 hectare can produce 2,5 GWh/year
  • 1 m² of solar thermal is 4 times more energy efficient than solar PV
  • Emits 100 times less CO2 than natural gas
  • 1000 tCO2/ha/year can be saved when replacing natural gas


  • Immediate payback
  • Up to 20% cheaper than natural gas
  • 5 000 euro savings / GWh

Categories of Application

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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