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Front-runners of solar district heating

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on June 5, 2008

Solar Thermal District Heating
Feeding directly into the district heating system of the Austrian city of Graz: The collector fields are mounted on four different hall roofs belonging to the AEVG, a municipal waste disposal company.

Photo: S.O.L.I.D. / Oberländer

The interest in solar district heating and cooling in Europe is increasing. In the last two years nine solar thermal installations of this type with more than 1,000 m2 have started operating in Denmark, Austria and Germany. Together with Sweden, these are the major markets in Europe as far as solar thermal district heating is concerned. This article gives an overview over the realised projects. Download article District heating.pdf

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