Absolicon, the Swedish company providing solar heat for industry demand, recently signed an agreement with a Zimbabwean energy company for the production of concentrating solar collectors in Zimbabwe.
During the COP28 – the United Nations Climate Change Conference – Absolicon closed the agreement with Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority Holdings (Private) Limited (ZESA). The ceremony marks a significant step towards a more sustainable future for Zimbabwe. Absolicon’s robotic manufacturing plant will produce solar collectors to provide fossil-free heat, replacing the 1400 coal-fired boilers in Zimbabwe.
The collectors will be deployed in sectors such as hospitals, hotels and manufacturers, reducing the need for fossil-based coal-fired boilers. The plan is to bring the energy production closer, further cutting the carbon footprint of the energy production. Currently, the coal used is transported from 1000 kilometres away.
Swedish Absolicon has developed a unique concentrating solar collector for industrial heating. Today, companies such as Carlsberg, Birra Peroni and Colgate-Palmolive use solar heat from Absolicon.
To create a competitive business for solar collectors, Absolicon has developed a production line for local mass production of solar collectors.
In December 2022, production lines were sold in Egypt and Canada.