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Technical tour to Europe’s largest solar industrial heat plant at Heineken Spain

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🔖 Topics: Sustainability

🏭 Vertical: Beverage

🏢 Organizations: Heineken, Engie Espana, Azteq

The HEINEKEN Company in Spain has officially launched the largest industrial solar thermal plant in the world using ‘Fresnel’ technology, at its brewery site in Valencia. The park is composed of highly reflective mirrors that use sunlight to heat water, following the sun’s path. All light is concentrated onto a tube that heats the water in the circuit up to an exceptional 220 degrees Celsius, generating the necessary steam for making beer. With this solar thermal plant, almost half of the energy used to produce beer in Valencia will be renewable - a crucial step towards having all four of our breweries in Spain run on 100% renewable energy.

Read more at Solar Thermal World