SOLEM provided the design of a concentrating parabolic trough array in 2015. The system is being used to pre-heat the feed water of a steam boiler used in a meat-processing plant in Sieghartskirchen/Austria. The array consists of 36 parabolic trough modules which provide feed water at 107 °C/224 °F. A hot water storage tank with a volume of 20,000 litres allows for extended operating hours, e.g. on the weekend. The system was planned, installed and commissioned in 2015. The project received external funding from the EU funding program “INSUN”.
Picture source: Fa. Berger