Savosolar hands over solar thermal field to customer in France

Solar thermal collectors. Source: Savosolar (Twitter)

October 19 (Renewables Now) - Finland’s Savosolar Oyj (FRA:5J4) said Monday that it has handed over a solar thermal field for a district heating system in Pons, France, to its customer, French energy group newHeat SAS.

newHeat, which developed the project, now owns the plant and sells heat to the Pons city district heating company, the Finnish specialist said. The project was worth EUR 700,000 (USD 816,100).

Savosolar supplied and installed the collectors and their tracker structures, and was responsible for the piping to the solar station.

The collector field, spanning 1,786 square metres (19,224 sq ft), was built with double-glazed Savo 15DG collectors. These were installed on a single-axis tracker system following the sun and allowing for maximum thermal output, Savosolar explained.

The plant is capable of producing around 1,000 MWh per year. By replacing natural gas, the system can avoid the emission of some 275 tonnes of CO2 annually, the company added.

(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.166)

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