The largest system of its kind
In South Korea, we are performing a feasibility study of the world's largest solar heating project for the Institute of Renewable Energy and Environment (IREE). The future solar heating system will have an output of approximately 300 GWh annually, which will make it the largest system of its kind in the world. It is expected that the solar panels will take up an area of between 200,000 and 500,000 square metres - the equivalent of 30-70 football fields.
The system will supply heat and cooling to a greenhouse area of approximately 1,000,000 square metres. The establishment of the 100 greenhouses, each 10,000 square metres in size, is also part of the project. The project is a giant leap forward within CO2 neutral heating, as it is expected that the system will result in an annual CO2 reduction of between 100,000-200,000 tonnes.
Promoting world-class know-how
“This is a giant leap forward technologically within CO2 neutral heating and cooling. South Korea will of course benefit greatly from the system. But at the same time we get the opportunity to promote the world-class Danish know-how within this area. All for the benefit of the climate,” says Chief Consultant Flemming Ulbjerg.
The project is carried out in collaboration with the Danish Horticultural Advisory Service, which will provide consultancy services in relation to the greenhouses. In many ways, the project is exciting and visionary, demonstrating the prospects of renewable energy at a global level. IREE is planning more renewable energy projects in this area, e.g. within the fields of wind energy and biomass, and has already established a large 3 MW solar photovoltaic system (IREE's vision of the area appears from the photo).