Savo-Solar`s project on the development of a new type of solar thermal collector has been approved to gain financing support from Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation. The financing is a part of the Government`s spearhead projects in cleantech industry.
In the project Savo-Solar is aiming at developing new business and production process models, which enable the company to expand its market presence and deliver collector fields to mega-scale projects. Big solar thermal fields will become more common for instance in district heating and one example of this is a field of 450,000m2 which has been planned in Graz, Austria, with the construction costs being approximately EUR 180 million.
Savo-Solar`s project is focusing on the development of energy-efficient collectors, which are suited for large solar thermal fields.