Call for Abstracts: Second International Solar District Heating Conference in Hamburg, Germany

The second International Solar District Heating Conference invites market actors and experts on the topic to Hamburg, Germany, on 3 and 4 June 2014 to offer an exchange of experiences, as well as networking opportunities at an international level. The SDH 2014 Call for Abstracts has just commenced: Solar professionals are welcome to submit their presentation proposals for the conference before 14 February 2014. The photo shows participants of last year’s conference having joined the technical tour around the so-called Bo01 Sustainable City Development area at the Western Harbour in Malmö, Sweden, at which solar heat is fed into the city’s district heating network. The first conference on solar district heating in April 2013 sparked great international interest and attracted 120 participants from 19 countries.
Photo: Solites
Key topics of the SDH conference 2014 sessions are:
1. Technical system integration of solar thermal into district heating
2. Smart district heating systems, including solar thermal
3. Solar district heating for housing areas and villages
4. Policy, market strategies and business models
5. New products, technologies and services 
In addition, the participants can join technical tours of Hamburg’s SDH plants before and after the conference sessions.
Solar professionals are invited to submit their abstract as a Word document on one or two pages to before 14 February 2014. A scientific committee will evaluate the abstract and the applicants will be notified on 21 March 2014. 
The conference is part of the Intelligent Energy Europe project “SDHplus – New business opportunities for solar district heating and cooling”. The 2014 event will be organised by the German Heat and Power Association, AGFW, and the German Steinbeis Research Institute for Solar and Sustainable Thermal Energy Systems, Solites. 
More information:
Mrs Ilka Melsa, AGFW (administration)
Mrs Laure Deschaintre, Solites (scientific programme)

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