Arcon-Sunmark announces progress on large-scale solar heating system in Denmark

Now it is becoming evident just how large the solar collector field in Silkeborg is with its 12.436 collectors
Now it is becoming evident just how large the solar collector field in Silkeborg is with its 12.436 collectors

In Denmark the largest solar heating system in the world (110 MW) is well underway, Arcon-Sunmark (Skørping, Denmark) announces. When finished the 156.694 m2 solar thermal collector field will produce 80.000 MWh annually.

The installation has been ordered by the city of Silkeborg and its district heating plant. Arcon-Sunmark is the turnkey supplier of the record breaking project.

Construction began in June 2016 and now it is becoming evident just how large the solar collector field is with its 12.436 collectors.

When completed, the installation will be an important contribution to the district heating setup in Silkeborg where it will cover 20% of the yearly demand.

”Large-scale solar heating is a very efficient form of energy. In Denmark district heating plays an important role in the overall supply strategy,” says Søren Elisiussen, CEO, Arcon-Sunmark.

Despite the size and production of the installation in Silkeborg, the system is not supported by a storage tank where surplus energy is stored for later use, Arcon-Sunmark notes.

The reason for this is that the heat demand of the 90.000 inhabitants is bigger than the production – also in the summer months – which means that the entire solar heat production goes directly to the consumers thus eliminating the need for any storage.

 

2016-10-13 | Courtesy: Arcon-Sunmark | solarserver.com © Heindl Server GmbH

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