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  • Germany: Feed-in Tariff Changes May Benefit Solar Heat

    Germany: Feed-in Tariff Changes May Benefit Solar Heat

    Whereas Germany’s total collector sales are dropping, solar thermal companies see a glimmer of hope for big projects because of changed feed-in tariffs in the renewable electricity...
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  • Renewable Energies for Remote Areas and Islands (2012)

    The Renewable Energy Technology Deployment, a sub-group of the International Energy Agency with the mandate to accelerate the market introduction and deployment of renewable energy technologies, issued in 2012 a report on the possibility of deploying renewable energy technologies into remote...

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  • 26.3 MWth Supply Heat for 1,350 customers in Dronninglund, Denmark

    26.3 MWth Supply Heat for 1,350 customers in Dronninglund, Denmark



    The output of the 26.3 MWth collector field and the 61,700 m³ seasonal pit heat storage in the Danish town of Dronninglund is said to meet half of the annual heat demand of the plant’s 1,350 customers. The system was inaugurated in May 2014. According to the local district heating...

  • Solar Covers 55 % of Heat Demand of 1,500 Households

    Solar Covers 55 % of Heat Demand of 1,500 Households

    The new seasonal pit heat storage Sunstore 4 with a volume of 75,000 m3 is at the heart of Marstal’s extended solar district heating network. The town on the Danish island of Ærø receives 55 % of its heat from the 23 MWth solar thermal field, of which 12.6 MWth were installed...

  • Denmark: 37 MW Field with 203,000 m³ Storage Underway

    Denmark: 37 MW Field with 203,000 m³ Storage Underway

    Construction has begun on another large-scale installation: This time, the new number one solar thermal plant in the world will be in Vojens, a small town in southern Denmark, near the city of Kolding. The customer is Vojens District, which signed a contract with Danish collector...
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  • Denmark: 23 MWth Cover 55 % of Heat Demand of 1,500 Households

    Denmark: 23 MWth Cover 55 % of Heat Demand of 1,500 Households

    The new seasonal pit heat storage Sunstore 4 is at the heart of Marstal´s extended solar district heating network. The town on the Danish island of Aeroe receives 55 % of its heat from the 33,000 m² of solar collectors. The pit heat storage installation, the first of its kind...
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  • Europe: 1.19 GW and 15,000 Jobs Lost Since Boom Year of 2008

    Europe: 1.19 GW and 15,000 Jobs Lost Since Boom Year of 2008

    It’s a disaster. There is not much more to say about the statistics of the solar thermal market in Europe. The newly installed capacity dropped again, this time by 11% compared to the previous year, down to 2.14 GWth (see the attached document).  All large markets...
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  • SDH Conference 2014: “We have to work on lighthouse projects”

    SDH Conference 2014: “We have to work on lighthouse projects”

    On 3 and 4 June 2014, the halls of the old waterworks of municipal utility “Hamburg Energie” in Hamburg, Germany, became the venue for the 2nd International Solar District Conference. 115 participants from 13 countries and many different backgrounds were offered a...
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  • Denmark: From Sunmark to Sunmark Solutions

    Denmark: From Sunmark to Sunmark Solutions

    Because of a lack of turnover, Danish collector manufacturer and turnkey solar thermal system supplier Sunmark had to file for bankruptcy on 10 February 2014. “We had had a hard time with the competition during public tenders, but also some difficulties with bad quality products from Danish...
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  • Germany/Denmark: Solar District Heating Prices between 37 and 88 EUR/MWh

    Germany/Denmark: Solar District Heating Prices between 37 and 88 EUR/MWh

    The calculation of solar heat prices very much depends on the frame conditions. The chart on the left shows heat prices for a solar district heating system, with costs differing between 37 and 88 EUR/MWh. The best-case scenario - with a 3 % low-interest loan and a 40 % investment subsidy –...
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