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Solar Heating Plants (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on April 20, 2011

This is a presentation made by Jan Olof Dalenbäck, Professor at Chalmers University of Technology, during the International Solar District Heating Workshop that took place in Graz, Austria, in March 2011.

The presentation provides a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis of solar heating in Europe. The main threat is the lack of incentives and knowledge from decision makers and consumers about this technology.

Solar Thermal Energy Plant Applied to District Heating (2011)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on April 15, 2011

This is a presentation by Ing. Franco Buscaroli and Ing. Roberto Amidei from AIRU, the Italian Association of Urban Heating, made during the International Solar District Heating Workshop that took place in Graz, Austria, in March 2011.

South Korea: Hospital receives 1,040 m² of large-scale collectors

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on April 8, 2011

 Solar Installation at Mirae Hospital” South Korean company Jehin Co. Ltd finished the first demonstration project which uses its newly developed extra large flat plate collectors of 10 m2 each, called “Mega Collectors”. The company's costumer is Mirae Hospital located in Kimje, Junbuk, South Korea, with 709 beds and a daily hot water consumption of 80,000 litres. Jehin delivered 104 collectors with a total surface area of around 1,040 m2. The company mounted them on the ground in the near surroundings of the hospital and took the system into operation on 10 March. Air source heat pumps are used as the system's backup heat source.
Photo: Jehin

Austria: Solar District Heating Workshop and Plant Visit Tour

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on January 26, 2011

SDH Logo” Solar District Heating (SDH) is making its first step into the market. According to the website of IEE project “SDHtake-off - Solar District Heating in Europe”, experts estimate a long-term potential for solar district heat of 5% and an annual solar heat production of roughly 30 TWhth. From 16 to 17 March 2011, the initiators of the SDHtake-off will hold a Workshop and Plant Visit Tour on solar district heating. The event will take place in Graz, Austria.

Sweden: Growing Number of Feed-in Contracts with District Heating Providers

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on December 20, 2010

 Multi-family building in Vislanda, Sweden” Net metering solar heat: Allbohus Fastighets AB, a municipal housing company, has built a roof-integrated solar collector field of 350 m2 on a multi-family building in Vislanda, Sweden, which is connected to the district heating network via a pre-fabricated sub-station. When the solar heat is greater than the building’s heat load, the building owner will be paid for the solar heat going into the heating network. When the solar energy does not cover the building’s heating demand, the building owner pays for the complementary heat delivered by the heating network.
Photo: Heat-On

Heat Plan Denmark (2009)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on October 29, 2010

This document explains a study carried out by the company Rambøll Denmark and the Aalborg University about the Danish district heating market and technologies.

The study was presented at the District Energy Climate Summit held parallel to the COP 15, the United Nations Climate Change Conference that took place in Denmark in December 2009.

The document reviews Danish policies, legislations and political targets set in the past to what regards the use of renewables. It also mentions different district heating projects with geothermal, CHP, solar thermal and others.

Germany: Ritter creates Subsidiary for distributing XL Installations

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on October 14, 2010

 Dr. Rolf Meißner (left), Engineering, and Detlev Seidler, Marketing & Sales” Focusing on large-scale solar thermal installations: In August, German group Ritter Energie- und Umwelttechnik has established Ritter XL Solar, a subsidiary to exclusively distribute the group's large-scale solar thermal installations with CPC vacuum tube collectors. The CEOs of the new subsidiary are Dr. Rolf Meißner (left), Engineering, and Detlev Seidler, Marketing & Sales. Photo: Ritter
Photo: Ritter

How Upper Austria Become the World's Leading Solar Thermal Market (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on October 6, 2010

This paper, produced by O.O. Energiesparverband, the energy agency of Upper Austria, allows the reader to understand what makes Upper Austria a leading market for solar thermal in Europe. The publication goes through the general concepts of solar thermal to the specific case of Austria and its application in single-family houses, apartment buildings, hotels, restaurants, public, commercial and institutional buildings. This interesting publication also passes in review policy and financial instruments used by government to boost the use of this technology.

A Common Framework for a Coordinated/Harmonised Policy on Renewable Heating (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on September 23, 2010

The present document was prepared in the framework of the RES-H Policy project (Policy development for improving RES-H/C penetration in European Member States).

The RES-H Policy project, supported by the European Commission through the IEE programme, has the objective of supporting EU Member States (Austria, Greece, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Poland and UK) in the implementation of the so-called RES 2020 Directive (2009/28/EC).

Large Scale Solar District Heating in Denmark (2010)

Submitted by Raquel Ponte Costa on September 21, 2010

This is a presentation made by the company PlanEnergi during the World Sustainable Energy Days that took place in Austria in March 2010.

The document goes through the development of solar district heating in Denmark, the installed systems, the prices of the equipments, among other parameters that confirm the successful development of this technology in Denmark.
Some of the districts where solar thermal was implemented are Ulsted, Nordby, Braedstrup, Marstal, just to give some examples.


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