Absolicon is a Swedish solar energy company, specialising in solar thermal energy. The company was founded in 2007 and now, 15 years later, Absolicon has made solar installations worldwide, working with big international customers such as Carlsberg, Colgate-Palmolive and the world expo in Dubai.
In a time where emissions need to decrease drastically, industries are looking for alternatives to enable a transition from fossil fuels to more sustainable alternatives. Energy from the sun can be used to create electricity, but it can also be used to create heating and cooling. Solar thermal energy is used to heat houses and provide hot water and steam. Solar cooling can decrease indoor temperatures and provide cold water.
Half of society’s energy demand is heating. This is what the Swedish company Absolicon is focusing on. By providing heat, steam, and cooling for industrial-scale processes, Absolicon´s solar thermal solutions can help industries transfer to a cleaner option and ensure energy security.
Absolicon’s solar concentrators are based on 20 years of research and 10 years of operational experience. The solar collector, called the Absolicon T160, is designed to run industrial processes, with temperatures up to 160°C. It has the highest ever measured optic efficiency for its type at 76,4 %.
Absolicon’s solar technology can be used for a wide range of industries, such as mining, district heating, food processing and brewing. The solution cannot only reduce emissions, but also costs, and ensures energy security for industries.
As many factories in each country will have to transition to more sustainable options, a need to mass-produce is created. By partnering up with Swedish company ABB and German company Siemens, Absolicon has created a production line with the capacity to produce one collector every six minutes. The production line is controlled by a Siemens control system and hosts two robotic cells equipped with six-axle ABB robots.
Sweden’s largest concentrating solar collector field for district heating
Right now, Absolicon is building a unique demonstration facility for large-scale solar district heating in the north of Sweden. The plant will be Sweden’s largest solar field with small concentrating collectors connected to district heating. The facility is expected to produce 1 000 000 kWh annually and cover a land area of 9,246 m2.
World-wide tested technology
Abolicon’s solar applications have been tested and successful in cold climates like the Swedish winters, as well as hot Indian summers. At an AB InBev brewery in Maputo, Mozambique, the Absolicon solar collector installation will provide heat for bottle cleaning with the capacity to save 6,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.
Absolicon has made solar thermal installations worldwide and is at present preparing installations for several multinational companies looking to transform their energy supply.
The company is also preparing local production lines for partners around the world. In total 18 framework agreements have been set up for delivery of local production of Absolicon solar collectors.