SolTech Energy has received an order corresponding to 2.8 million from Botkyrka Municipality in respect of a solar energy system generating both thermal heat and electricity. The system to be installed on Malmsjo Public School in Grödinge south of Stockholm consists of two units of 125 and 190 square meters.
- We see this as a real breakthrough for SolTech – to offer and deliver a large-scale system solution to a major customer is a confirmation of SolTech technology and concept, says CEO Frederic Telander in a comment.
By combining SolTechs solar thermal systems with traditional photovoltaics, an efficient hybrid solution that provides both electricity and heat is achieved. The system’s total output is 65 kW, of which 56 kW represents heat-and 9 kW concerns electricity production.
The system’s thermal energy component is integrated with the school’s hot water production. Electricity production will primarily cover the school’s need of electricity, any excess is fed out into the grid. During the summer when school’s operations are down, the thermal heat will be channeled into the school’s energy wells (boreholes for geothermal heat) in order to further increase the efficiency of ground source heat pump system.
- Through the integrated solution with tap water and borehole regeneration, the system will have very small losses and little excess production. All electricity produced will primarily be used at the school, the surplus produced, for example, in summer, will be delivered onto the grid and thereby reduce the school’s need for purchased electricity, continues Frederic.
- We are also pleased to present this large order for the upcoming trading in company’s shares on the Alternativa Stock Market Place on March 17, as well as well prior to Nordbygg 2010, 23-26 March, where we also exhibit concludes Frederic.
The installation of the SolTech System at Malmsjö Public School in Grödinge is to be done during spring 2010.
Read the full press release here. (Swedish)
(This is a translation of a Swedish original. Should there be any discrepancies between the two, the Swedish original will have priority.)