May 10 (Renewables Now) - Finnish firm Savosolar Oyj announced on Friday it has delivered the 3.3-MW solar thermal system in the French commune of Condat-sur-Vezere to the client, NewHeat SAS.
The solar thermal plant, which was switched on in January 2019, has successfully completed testing prior to the handing over. It will be supplying 4,000 MWh of heat per year, on average, to a local paper mill which will use it to cover 32% of its heated water needs.
The project is the first flat plate collector field in the world that is installed on a one-axis tracking system. The plant's 66 tilting structures each carry four 16-sq-m high efficiency solar collectors.
Savosolar acted as engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the project.