Solar heating is very suitable as an alternative or supplement to other energy sources in district heating such as biofuels. Alfa Laval offers solutions such as plate heat exchangers, tap water systems and AlfaPilot multi-energy control units for converting solar energy to hot water: From heating domestic hot water to district heating.
Transferring heat from solar collector panels is an ideal way of gathering solar energy. The sun's heat is absorbed on a flat surface, and then transferred to a fluid, which can be used for heating domestic tap water and in radiator heating.
Converting solar power around the world
Alfa Laval’s heat exchangers provide the high heat transfer efficiency needed to extract the power of solar energy. Our plate heat exchangers, tap water systems and AlfaPilot multi-energy control units are being used in innovative applications; from the world’s largest solar district heating system on the Danish island of Ærø to supplying solar heated tap water at the Beijing Olympic village.