This paper describes a solar energy collector system for providing process heat to a textile drying process in a WestPoint Pepperell mill in Fairfax, Alabama. The solar collector system uses 24 single axis tracking parabolic trough concentrating collectors to heat water in a high temperature water loop. The high temperature water fuels a steam generator to provide process steam. The process that was solarized is a textile drying process using cylindrical can dryers. The dryers are utilized in the slashing operation, a textile process where yarn is treated with sizing in preparation for weaving.

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