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Newsletter June 2019

First SDH system in Sub-Saharan Africa

One of this year’s high points was the inauguration of the first solar district heating system in Sub-Saharan Africa in mid-May. This 600 m² flat plate collector array was installed on the roof of a Witwatersrand University building in Johannesburg (see photo). 2018 also brought increased interest by commercial customers in other parts of the world: At least 37 large (>350 kWth) SDH systems were commissioned in those 12 months to supply heat to district heating networks or big buildings, according to the latest edition of the Solar Heat Worldwide study. This was a significant increase compared to the 17 installations started up in 2017. 

In addition, a Solar Academy webinar by the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme will soon give a complete picture of market and industry trends from 2018. The 1.5-hour session will be held on Wednesday, 3 July 2019, at 2 pm GMT. Click here to find out where to register online a week before the event takes place. 
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Heat supply contracts: Popular but hard to implement
by Bärbel Epp

A popular business model for solar thermal companies is a heat supply contract. More than 80 % of the businesses shown on the global map of SHIP turnkey systems providers see these contracts and ESCOs as important means to boost sales.
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Five multi-megawatt district heating plants under construction
by Bärbel Epp

Denmark’s turnkey system suppliers are dominating the European solar district heating market. Over the past weeks, they have begun construction on five solar fields larger than 10,000 m² (7 MWth), with four having been announced by Arcon-Sunmark and one by Aalborg CSP. 

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Solar Cooling at Intersolar 2019
by Lotus Shaheen

This year’s Intersolar Europe featured a conference session titled Solar, the new cool? Among the speakers were Daniel Mugnier and Uli Jakob, former members of the IEA SHC research platform New Generation Solar Cooling & Heating Systems, who gave an update on the current situation in the market.

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Go-to-market strategies for industrial solar heat
by Bärbel Epp

Preparations have been made to establish a new international research platform focusing on nearly market-ready SHIP technologies. “Our aim is to raise the profile of solar heat, which has been a reliable and affordable source of energy for industry,” said Andreas Häberle (photo right), who coordinates work in the definition stage.

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Seasonal pit heat storage: Cost benchmark of 30 EUR/m³
by Bärbel Epp

Denmark has had a successful learning curve regarding to the cost and efficiency of seasonal pit heat storage. Take Sunstore 3, for example, a 60,000 m³ storage system built at a cost of 38 EUR/m³ in 2014. It has now reached a storage efficiency of more than 90%.

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