Beginning this summer, thousands of people travelling across the Great Belt in Denmark will get to see renewable energy in full bloom in the shape of a 11,733 m² solar field. The Danish renewable energy company, Aalborg CSP, will be delivering an 8 MWth solar district heating plant consisting of flat panel solar thermal collectors to be installed along the Danish highway. The system in Halskov near Korsør will be the company’s fourth flat panel project in the country.
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Aalborg CSP received the order from the Danish utility and energy supply company SK Forsyning to deliver the 8 MWth solar heating plant. The solar heating plant is to be integrated with the district heating plant’s new biomass boiler and will supplement the delivery of energy to the plant’s existing customers in Korsør as well as the many future district heating customers in Halskov.
“In order for us to be able to provide our customers with a lower heating bill, while also contributing to the country’s clean energy transition, looking towards the sun was an obvious choice for us. Energy from the sun alone can annually account for 15 percent of our district heating production. It was therefore natural for us to incorporate the sun into our strategy,” said Carsten Lunde, head of energy at SK Forsyning.
The solar field will consist of 63 rows of flat panel solar thermal collectors with up to 38 panels per row from Aalborg CSP’s collaboration partner GREENoneTec.
“We are a company dedicated to changing energy around the world, and with this solar thermal plant, we are one step closer to a greener and more sustainable future,” stated Jes Donneborg, executive vice president at Aalborg CSP.
The solar plant in Korsør has a capacity of 8 MWth and is capable of producing 6,500 MWh heat annually. Combined with the district heating plant’s new biomass boiler, the solar heating plant will provide cheap sustainable heating to an estimated 5,000 households in Korsør and Halskov.
Shortly after signing the agreement with SK Forsyning, the construction work commenced in Korsør. The solar thermal plant is expected to be harvesting its first sunrays this summer.