Absolicon provide solar heat for industrial processes to Canary Islands Institute of Technology
Absolicon solar thermal technology was selected in a public procurement of disruptive technology in the industrial sector in Canary Islands. Absolicon will To install 88 m2 of solar panels and the solar center worth € 123,000 at the Institute of Technology of the Canary Islands on Gran Canaria.
Absolicon technology was selected as part of a pre-commercial public procurement (PCP) in the Canary Islands. The Canary Islands Institute of Technology (ITC) looked for disruptive technologies in the industrial sector to reduce the dependency and climate impact of fossil fuels. This is one of the aims of the European project ACLIEMAC https://www.acliemac.com/es/ coordinated by ITC. The Absolicon solar thermal system will serve as a reference for the Canary Islands industry to introduce solar heating into their processes.
The installation in the Canary Islands includes an 88 m2 solar thermal field with Absolicon T160 solar collectors in ITC’s facilities in Pozo Izquierdo (Gran Canaria) and the solar center for generating steam at 4 bar. Absolicon will provide solar collectors and solar panels worth € 123,000. Installation is planned for 2022.
The background to the PCP is a study by the ITC as part of the European ENERMAC project https://www.proyectoenermac.com/es/. The study analyzed the final energy consumption of the industrial sectors of the Canary Islands and Cape Verde per temperature range as well as the potential of using solar heat for industrial processes.
The study’s report reveals great potential for the integration of solar thermal technologies that would reduce the consumption of conventional fossil fuels, and highlights the most suitable industrial activities and practices for integrating solar heat.
The PCP has been asked for solutions that are not only a disruptive technology but can also complete the entire process at a competitive cost of ownership.
The patented Absolicon T160 technology with an operating temperature of up to 160 ° C heat and 8 bar steam covers the thermal energy requirements in a large number of industrial processes. The Absolicon solar collectors have the highest optical efficiency ever achieved by a small concentrating collector and the collector price is optimized by their streamlined design that allows for mass production.
The Absolicon technology is currently part of planned pilot projects for industrial heating in a brewery of the Carlsberg Group in Greece and the brewery of Anheuser-Busch InBev in Mozambique.
In addition, the Absolicon technology for water desalination is being used in a pilot project in Saudi Arabia. Absolicon solar collectors have been shipped and installed to the Desalination Technologies & Research Institute, owned by the world’s largest desalination company, the state-owned Saline Water Conversion Corporation, which is due to be commissioned soon.
In Kenya, Absolicon is preparing plants for the tea industry together with WWF Kenya and Tealand Engineering & Construction Ltd, as well as a pilot plant together with production line partner Ariya Finergy in Kenya for the energy company Iberafrica.
This disclosure contains information that Absolicon is obliged to publish in accordance with the EU Market Abuse Regulation (EU No. 596/2014). The information was submitted for publication via the contact person on November 26, 2021 3:15 p.m. CET.
Joakim Byström CEO of Absolicon Solar Collector AB
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +46 611-55 70 00
Absolicon is a publicly traded Swedish solar energy company specializing in concentrated solar heating. The solar collector T160 works up to 160 ° C and has the highest optical efficiency that has ever been measured for a commercially available small parabolic trough. After groundbreaking achievement, Absolicon has built two robotized production lines, one in Sweden and one in China, capable of producing 50 MWp (th) annually, a 5.5 m2 solar panel every six minutes. The company combines solar energy research with the sale of solar collector arrays to industries that require heat and steam, as well as complete robotic production lines for T160.
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