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Large-scale solar thermal plant for district heating Friesach Construction work is on schedule

The largest solar thermal plant in Austria is currently being installed in Friesach. Starting as early as July, it will cover 100% of the heat demand of district heating customers in Friesach during the summer months. The plant is being built by “Unser Kraftwerk”, the solar collectors are from GREENoneTEC in St. Veit an der Glan, and the solar heat is fed into the existing district heating network of KELAG Energie & Wärme GmbH in Friesach. The solar collectors for Austria’s largest solar thermal system are produced and supplied by GREENoneTEC from St. Veit an der Glan, the world market leader in the production of thermal solar collectors.

For Managing Director Robert Kanduth, this plant is a showcase project: “We already have registrations from Italy, Chile and Mexico to visit this plant. In this way, Austrian know-how is being carried around the world and we can proudly claim that we are also playing an important pioneering role here in achieving climate protection goals.” The large-area collectors are produced on a manual production line with a specially trained team of five people. 12 pieces can be produced in one shift. The total production time of the collectors for the Friesach plant was eight weeks.