Reported from CSPPLAZA: Aalborg CSP was awarded the contract to develop and deliver the solar energy plant by the Danish district heating plant (Brønderslev Forsyning) in February 2016. Construction and installation of the system set records as it reached completion in just short six months. In April, it provided the city of Brønderslev with sustainable heating.
The solar energy plant is based on the CSP parabolic trough technology consisting of 40 rows of 125m U-shaped mirrors with an aperture area of 26,929m2. These mirrors collect the sunrays throughout the day and reflect them onto a receiver pipe, which sums up to 5 kilometre receiver tubes. On sunny days, the solar-thermal system is set to reach 16.6 MWth capacity.
In addition, the 16.6 MWth solar energy system is to contribute to power production when a biomass-ORC plant goes operational later in 2018. This combined solution will be the first large-scale system in the world to demonstrate how CSP with an integrated energy system design can optimize efficiency of ORC even in areas with less sunshine.
Aerial video of Brønderslev CSP