Vacuum Tube Collectors at Colonia Spezialfahrzeuge

With a fleet of more than 250 vehicles, it is one of the largest providers of crane services and heavy load transports in North Rhine-Westphalia. With a fleet of more than 250 vehicles, it is one of the largest providers of crane services and heavy load transports in North Rhine-Westphalia. Because of the steady growth of the business, a new large shop with a truck wash for vehicles with a length of up to 23 metres was built. Since a solar thermal plant had been considered in the planning period already, building the collector field and components took less than two months. The components were delivered ready to use and directly integrated to the system.

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Tobacco Production with Solar Process Heat

Japan Tobacco International is the fourth biggest tobacco product manufacturer in the world with a large number of production sites, one of which is in Jordan and employs around 200 people. The tobacco production requires steam for drying purposes and furthermore, due to the geographic location of the production site, there is a high demand in air-conditioning. The steam has been supplied by a LPG-fuelled boiler and an electric compression refrigeration machine was used for the cold production. In November 2017 a solar process heat plant was installed. The Fresnel collector-field with an aperture-area of 1,254 m2 is installed on the factory’s rooftop and runs in direct-steam mode: water is pumped into the absorber pipe, steamed partly there, and fed as a water-steam-mixture into the steam drum. The steam accumulates in the upper part of the drum from where it is fed into the steam circuit while the un-steamed water is re-circulated and fed, together with feed water, to the absorber pipes again. The collector field and the steam drum can be run at temperatures of up to 220°C, which is significantly above the required temperature level. Therefore, at the given volume of the steam drum, more energy can be stored. The integration into the existing steam circuit is regulated by a pressure control. Solar produced steam is used with priority while the fossil boiler only covers the remaining heat demand.

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Wood Chips and Organic Milk from Bavaria

The dairy farm “Zum Marx”, run by the family Westenrieder and their two employees, dries wood chips and hay and produces organic milk as well as further dairy products for sale.

The company’s complete heat demand is covered by a solar plant, which was installed in 2015, and a wood chip boiler. The energy system uses air collectors and 160 m³ of wood chips per year, which are dried by the solar plant. The collector field with CCS+ air collectors by the company CONA and an area of 156 m² has a thermal power of up to 114 kW and was integrated into the rooftop of the drying facility.

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Air Collectors for Hay-Milk from the Bavarian Forest

The agricultural family business Mühlbauer in the Bavarian Forest switched their production to hay-milk and simultaneously installed a drying plant heated by air collectors. The goal was not only to secure the business’s livelihood but also to contribute to animal welfare. Natural hay rich in herbs promotes the health of the cows, which in turn give more milk of very high-quality rich in Omega-3 fatty acids.

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Fresnel-Collectors at RAM Pharma

The company RAM Pharma in Sahab, Jordan, was founded 1992. Today around 270 employees produce different pharmaceutical products for the national and international market. There is a great process heat demand for drying and sterilisation processes which is, besides by the existing diesel driven boiler with 450 kW of thermal power, now also met by Fresnel-collectors. There is a great process heat demand for drying and sterilisation processes which is, besides by the existing diesel driven boiler with 450 kW of thermal power, now also met by Fresnel-collectors. The steam is supplied at 160°C. Furthermore, there is a hot-water-boiler, which is used for facility heating during winter. The steam is supplied at 160°C. Furthermore, there is a hot-water-boiler, which is used for facility heating during winter.

[…] Fresnel-collector system by the company Industrial Solar

Vacuum-Tube-Collectors at the Hack Gastro-Service oHG

Thanks to the installation of vacuum-tube-collectors at their facade, the Hack Gastro-Service oHG saves a lot of energy in the cleaning process. The subsidiary of the Hack AG from Kurscheid produces frozen and fresh baked goods. A very important product group are cream-cakes for which more than 4 tons of cream is processed daily. Currently 100 employees work at the Hack Gastro-Service oHG, 75 of which work directly in the production. Currently 100 employees work at the Hack Gastro-Service oHG, 75 of which work directly in the production.

[…] Vacuum-Tube-Collectors at the Hack Gastro-Service oHG

Parabolic Through Collectors in Cheese Production

The company Fromagerie de Saignelégier SA is part of the Emmi-Group. With their ten employees, five of whom are cheese makers, they produce 40 % of the worldwide production of Tête de Moine – a cheese speciality made of fresh-milk that is traditionally produced since 800 years. Certified cheese dairies produce only 2,150 t of this cheese in total each year. The production site of Fromagerie de Saignelégier is seated in the Swiss canton of Jura at an altitude of 1,000 m.

[…] © NEP Solar, 630 m² Parabolrinnenkollektoren bei der Fromagerie de Saignelégier (CH)

Flat-Plate Collectors at Fleischwaren Berger GmbH & CO KG

Fleischwaren Berger is an Austrian family business with a history going back to the year 1890 when Michael Berger opened his first butcher’s shop. Today the business is managed in fourth generation by Rudolf Berger with its domicile still being in Sieghartskirchen. Currently Fleischwaren Berger has 500 employees and a sales volume of 125 million € (2012).

[…] © Fleischwaren Berger GesmbH & CO KG, ca. 1.00 m² Flachkollektoren bei Fleischwaren Berger (AT)

Flat-Plate Collectors, Adsorption and Wood Chips in Fruit Processing

Kögerlhof Krispel is a family business founded in 1903 settled in Markt Hartmannsdorf Austria and is being managed in third generation by the family Krispel. The energy used, mainly for the production of fruit-juices and musts but also for cooling of fresh fruit, is produced sustainably with flat-plate collectors and wood chip boilers. The fruits predominantly come from the company’s own fruit crops with more than 50,000 trees. Due to the growing and processing of the fruit the production’s heat demand is very seasonal. The small family business has a yearly sales volume of ca. 700,000 €.

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Flat-Plate Collectors and Heat Buffer Tanks in Brewing Processes

The Hütt-Brauerei Bettenhäuser GmbH & Co KG is a mid-sized private brewery in the Kassel region. The brewery is family-owned in 9th generation and has been brewing beer since 1752. The production site is the so-called Knallhütte in Baunatal. Currently Hütt employs about 45 people who brew around 60,000 hl of beer each year. Additionally, little less than 10,000 hl of non-alcoholic beverages are produced yearly. That makes for a total sales volume of roughly 8 million € per year. Part of their heat-demand od the brewing process is delivered by flat-plate collectors combined with a heat storage.

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