TIGI completes installation of a solar system for Unilever plant in Israel

Petach Tikva, 31 Dec, 2014

TIGI, the Honeycomb Collector Company, today announced that it has completed the installation of another commercial solar hot water system.

The system, a 25 m² collector array – was installed by Chen Liquid Heater Corp. Ltd. (a system integrator) in the Southern city of Arad, on the rooftop of a Unilever food factory.  It is retrofitted to become part of an existing system generating heat energy for the industrial needs at the plant. The system is expected to provide close to 100% of the heat consumption required in summer days, and ~ 75% annual Solar Fraction for the commercial hot water process it serves.

The first few days of operation in cold winter days show excellent performance.

Installation of ST system in Unilever Arad plant

Mr. Daniel Coriat, System Integrator of Liquid Heating Corp. Ltd. Said: “We selected TIGI’s collector after a long assessment project we made during the design phase. After the initial run up period we are extremely happy with our choice. The collectors were very easy to install, and the integration process to the overall system was smooth and flawless. The initial output from the collectors seems to exceed our expectations. We look forward to working with TIGI in future projects”.

Zvika Klier, TIGI’s CEO, said “We are very excited about the completion of this commercial installation and for catering for the needs of such large industrial player. We are confident that our system’s high performance and overall attractive cost per kWh will lead to significant savings and quick Return of Investment for Unilever, and that this installation will serve as showcase for other factories with similar heat requirements. We expect to complete and report the installation of another large industrial solar installation early 2015”.

Moshe Ben-Yishai, TIGI’s VP of Sales, said “Our transparent insulation collector design is ideal for industrial and commercial applications where the target temperature range is 70-100 °C. The system also implements our patent-pending collector-level overheating protection as well as the sealed case design which will keep the Negev dust outside of the collector, ensuring long life of this highly performing system.”

About TIGI

TIGI developed the world’s most efficient solar/thermal collector and the first to provide a commercially viable solution for cold and temperate climates based on transparent insulation

Honeycomb technology. TIGI’s Honeycomb Collector can produce year-round heat energy at lower costs than any other known alternatives, including electricity and fossil fuels in domestic, commercial and industrial applications.

About Chen Liquid Heater Corp. Ltd.

Chen Liquid Heater Ltd. is a family owned company located in South- Western Israel (Negev). Chen specializes in the planning and installation of energy-saving projects primarily for heating water. The Company manufactures and markets a unique electromagnetic system, based on the induction method and also provides modern heat pumps, solar panels and tanks accompanied by a sophisticated control board. The equipment is fully remote-controlled with adapted command systems to enable the customer to achieve significant savings on their energy expenses.

With over 20 years of experience, Chen is committed to supplying the customers with an optimally adjusted heating system. Several hundred projects have been carried out nationwide with satisfaction in various sectors. In many cases, Ma’ayan, the patented unique induction unit,has provided high benefits to the system.

For further information contact:   Moshe Ben Yishai, TIGI’s VP of Sales       ben@tigisolar.com