Solar process heating/cooling for a wholesale fruit market hall

Project of s-power Entwicklungs- & Vertriebs GmbH
Overview of the solar thermal plant for the wholesale fruit market hall (OGM) in central Franconia.
Solar thermal process heat for solar cooling in the wholesale fruit market hall.

Tailor made support / free-standing facade collector system for holding the full vacuum tube collectors.
Tailor made support / free-standing facade collector system for holding the full vacuum tube collectors.

Side view, support, full vacuum tube collectors and 30,000 litre buffer storage system.
Side view, support, full vacuum tube collectors and 30,000 litre buffer storage system.

Detail view: full vacuum tubes of reliable performance.
Detail view: full vacuum tubes of reliable performance.










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Solar thermal process heat – solar thermal cooling

The OGM Obstgroßmarkt Mittelbaden eG is a producers' cooperative for worldwide sales of a varied range of fruits. A great deal of energy is required to keep this fruit fresh. The cooperative therefore decided to install a solar thermal plant to reduce the high cost of the energy.

In close cooperation with the "aeteba Projektmanagement" engineering office, an exemplary, standalone2, large-scale solar thermal plant is being built on a facade. The 409 m² solar plant has an installed collector capacity of 287 kW and supplies the power distribution network of the wholesale fruit market with process heat by means of a 30,000 L buffer storage system.

The solar thermal energy is largely needed to drive the absorption refrigerating system which in turn provides cooling to the cold storage cells to keep the fruit fresh. The cooperative decided in favour of a high-performance full vacuum tube collector with an especially long service life to ensure a continuously invariable and nearly loss-free energy input by way of the solar plant for the process heat supply.

Thanks to the solar plant, approx. 30 tonnes of CO2 and around 14,000 m3 of natural gas will be saved on a permanent basis in future.

Facts

Date of installation 2014
Town, country Oberkirch, Germany
Installed power in KW 287 kW

Parameter

Process heat Solar thermal cooling
Solar heat Air conditioning, hot water, heating, process heat

Address

s-power Entwicklungs- & Vertriebs GmbH
Nina Maass
Industriestraße 24 - 27
49716 Meppen
Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 5931 - 88 38 8-15
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