Arcon-Sunmark commissions large-scale solar heating system in Denmark

20% of Silkeborg’s annual heating demand will from now on be covered by a collector solar field of 156.694 m2
20% of Silkeborg’s annual heating demand will from now on be covered by a collector solar field of 156.694 m2

In just seven months Arcon-Sunmark (Skørping, Denmark) has accomplished the construction of a record-breaking large-scale solar heating system at the city of Silkeborg, Denmark.

20% of the annual heating demand will from now on be covered by a collector solar field of 156.694 m2.

 

80.000 MWh of solar heat annually

On a sunny summer day 2.7 million litres of water will pass through the system every hour, Arcon-Sunmark notes. The solar thermal system is connected to the main heating facility by 1.2 kilometres of piping.

With an annual yield of 80,000 MWh the system will cover the heating requirement of 4,400 average households or 20% of the annual demand.

“One fifth of Silkeborg’s annual heating consumption from now on will be covered by solar heating, and we are proud to be part of the project together with Silkeborg Forsyning. It is a proof of how swiftly a transition to renewable energy can be executed and that the process does not have to be long and time-consuming,” says Søren Elisiussen, CEO, Arcon-Sunmark.

The contract between Silkeborg Forsyning and Arcon-Sunmark was signed in February 2016. In May the construction began, and at the end of December the installation was put into operation.

 

2017-01-10 | Courtesy: Arcon-Sunmark | solarserver.com © Heindl Server GmbH

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