Soltigua to expand Morocco’s Fresnel solar field to 16’000 m2

Soltigua’s FLT10v linear Fresnel collectors have been chosen for the extension of the 1MWel CSP system in IRESEN’s Green Energy Park in Benguerir, Morocco. Soltigua will supply n.12 of its FLT10v linear Fresnel collectors to be added to the already installed ones, in order to reach a total installed collecting surface of 16'235 m2. The final solar field will be made of 10 parallel hydraulic loops, which will generate heat at 300°C to drive a dry-cooled 1MWel ORC turbine.

The Benguerir installation is piloting a new concept for small scale CSP, focusing on a decentralized solution with short execution period and a system that is compact and modular, to achieve economies of production and to meet local customer needs with less than 10 MW combined heat and power requirement. The aim of this pilot project is to construct a reference design, inclusive of storage for extending the power availability to the evening hours. The innovation of this solution has been acknowledged by the European Union, who has awarded it with a R&D grant in its Horizon 2020 Program within the ORC-PLUS project.

“We are glad to further extend our solar field in Benguerir” – says Francesco Orioli, Head of Sales at Soltigua – “We see Western Africa as an area with a great potential for small scale CSP system which can be of great help to serve also the thermal needs of several types of industrial processes. The sheer size of this reference installation will prove the merits of Soltigua’s philosophy of agile, modular collectors and systems”.

The extension will be done during 2017.

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Soltigua’s innovative solar process heat solutions land at Ecomondo 2016

Soltigua will take part in the Ecomondo trade fair in Rimini, where it will present its innovative solar process heat solutions for both parabolic trough and linear Fresnel technologies, with the aim of making them known to owners and managers of thermal processes for liquid waste.

Soltigua’s solar process heat systems act like “solar boilers”, i.e. systems who deliver heat to be used to generate steam, hot water, hot air. Soltigua’s solar boilers act in combination to the pre-existing traditional boilers and help at reducing the consumption of fossil fuels. In selected installations such as thermal processing of liquid waste the Soltigua’s solar boilers can even operate as a standalone system.

Soltigua’s systems have already been installed in four different continents and “We are happy to exhibit at Ecomondo – says Soltigua’s technical Director Vittorio Orioli – because we believe that by applying our technology to thermal waste processing we can double the benefits of our systems: not only we will produce clean energy, but we will also use it to support the recycling of materials and liquids, thus increasing the positive environmental impact of Soltigua’s technologies.”

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