Building materials factory

Heat customer introduction



  • Terracotta building bricks production site
  • 180,000 tonnes/year production


Principle of solar thermal integration


  • Preheating of air for the drying process
  • Integration of a water/air exchanger into the main air inlet
  • Fossil fuel saved: gas


Key innovation


  • Complementary to gas co-generation systems already in place


Project key figures

December 2020

targeted work initiation date

9,800 m²

solar thermal collector area on trackers

3,000 m³

hot water storage volume

about 6,000 MWh

expected annual production

1,500 tonnes

of CO2 emission avoided per year

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