Sustainable lower running costs

  • Building constructed in 1999
  • Location: Rastede bei Oldenburg
  • Solar Thermal System complementing existing gas heating
  • Collector area: 98 m²
  • Came into operation: December 2008

The AWO-operated institution comprises a senior citizens home for 180 residents in 2 buildings and 55 residences for the elderly in 3 further buildings. A gas central heating network serves all 5 buildings.

The XL Solar Thermal System, with an overall area of 98 m², feeds all the solar power directly into the heating network. Because of this, the additional energy storage tank has been rendered obsolete.

Around 49,000 kWh of annual solar energy equates to a reduction in the volume of gas used of almost 6,000 m³ a year.