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  • Denmark: Combined CSP and Flat Plate Collector System Supplies Solar District Heating

    Denmark: Combined CSP and Flat Plate Collector System Supplies Solar District Heating

    7 January 2015 was the starting date for the construction of a unique solar heat plant for district heating in the Danish village of Tårs, 30 km north of Aalborg. It combines parabolic trough collectors and flat plate collectors in order to cover 30 % of the heat demand by the...
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  • France: Third Solar District Heating Conference Call for Paper

    France: Third Solar District Heating Conference Call for Paper

    After Denmark and Germany, it will now be France’s turn to host the Solar District Heating Conference. Researchers, as well as representatives from municipality utilities and solar thermal system suppliers will meet in Toulouse on 17 and 18 June 2015 to discuss international case...
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  • Austria: Robert Kanduth Buys Back 50 % Greenonetec Stake

    Austria: Robert Kanduth Buys Back 50 % Greenonetec Stake

    Danish Solarcap’s solar disinvestment strategy continues: In November 2014, the subsidiary of the Danish VKR Holding sold its 50 % share in Austrian collector manufacturer Greenonetec back to the founder, Robert Kanduth (see photo). Kanduth is an Austrian entrepreneur with experiences in a...
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  • Solar Energy complements Building Architecture (2014)

    A free IEA SHC online database of 50 projects from 11 countries highlights how active and passive solar can decrease energy demand and enhance a building's architectural quality 

    Author: Maria Wall

    Date: October 2014

    Access the database at ...

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  • Solar District Heating in Nykobing

    Solar District Heating in Nykobing


    The solar thermal district heating plant in Nykobing, on the Danish island of Sjælland, started operation in July 2014, after one year of construction time. The official inauguration in September coincided with the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the district heating network. Nykobing...

  • Europe: Online Database on Large-Scale Solar Heating Plants

    Europe: Online Database on Large-Scale Solar Heating Plants

    The database on Europe’s largest solar heating plants, which can be found on the EU project SDHplus website, dates back to 1997. In the meantime, it has grown to 131 solar heating plants totalling a collector area of 586,000 m² (410 MWth). The first plants included...
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  • Solar Thermal and Concentrated Solar Power Barometer (2014)

    This report published by the French organization EurObserv’ER provides an overview of the Solar Thermal and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) markets in Europe in 2013.  The first section of the report is dedicated to CSP. After analyzing the global and European markets, the barometer...

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  • Austria: “Heat networks must enable decentralised feed-in options”

    Austria: “Heat networks must enable decentralised feed-in options”

    “Renewables have turned the world of electricity upside down,” the former Managing Director of Austria Solar, Roger Hackstock, writes in his book Energiewende - Die Revolution hat schon begonnen (roughly translated as Energy Transformation – The Revolution Has Already...
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