Danish renewable energy company, Aalborg CSP, received a new order to deliver a 2.6 MWth solar-thermal plant in Denmark. With the system in Egedal, Aalborg continues its series of new projects based on customized solutions with solar and storage supporting a competitive transition to renewable energy.
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Aalborg received the order from the Danish district heating plant Egedal Fjernvarme A/S. Renewable energy is familiar territory for the district heating plant, which installed a biomass boiler in 2018. With the construction of a new solar heating plant, the district heating plant takes yet another step towards a greener and more sustainable energy production.
The 3,458 m2 solar field will – when constructed - consist of 34 rows of flat panels with up to 10 collectors per row. With a capacity of 2.6 MWth, the plant is capable of producing 1,850 MWh heat per year. Combined with the district heating plant’s already existing biomass boiler and an accumulation tank with a capacity of 2,400 m3, the solar heating plant will provide sustainable heating to 875 customers in Stenløse and Ølstykke.
“We look forward to a great collaboration with Aalborg and aim at obtaining Denmark’s most efficient solar heating plant per m2,” said Jørn Arne Nielsen, Managing Director at Egedal Fjernvarme A/S.
The system in Egedal will consist of the same type of collectors Aalborg has successfully supplied to two other Danish district heating plants. The 13,3 m2 optimized panels from GREENoneTEC have shown the highest performance among all known mass-produced large-scale solar collectors on the international market.
”We are happy that Egedal, focused on the plant’s actual performance, and the consistency between actual performance and calculations, when choosing their partner for the project, and look forward to helping Egedal Fjernvarme A/S towards their goal of obtaining Denmark’s most efficient solar heating plant per m2 ,”said Jes Donneborg, Executive Vice President at Aalborg.
Construction will start in the spring and the solar energy system is expected to be operational this summer.