District Heating

  • IEA SHC: Start of International Research Network on GW-Sized Solar Thermal Plants

    IEA SHC: Start of International Research Network on GW-Sized Solar Thermal Plants

    The IEA’s solar heating and cooling programme has begun its research activities on solar thermal systems of gigawatt size. Scientists, industry representatives and utilities have been invited to participate in a definition workshop for a new task in the Austrian city of...
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  • Denmark: Performance Guarantees Constitute Key Element in District Heating

    Denmark: Performance Guarantees Constitute Key Element in District Heating

    In Denmark, there are currently around 576,000 m² of solar collectors providing 403 MW of thermal power to 61 district heating systems. Another 28 plants with 395 MW and 564,000 m² of collector area are in the pipeline, according to a presentation held by Danish consultant Per...
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  • Germany: Solar District Heating Tenders with 3-Year Solar Yield Guarantee

    Germany: Solar District Heating Tenders with 3-Year Solar Yield Guarantee

    And the winner is: Ritter XL Solar. The German large-scale turnkey system supplier was awarded the contract for a 1,422 m2 solar district heating field in the southern German town of Simmern. The solar thermal plant is part of a newly built district heating system which...

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  • Austria: Up to 500 MWth for District Heating in Graz

    Austria: Up to 500 MWth for District Heating in Graz

    Graz, the capital of one of Austria’s federal states, Styria, and a city with a population of 276,000, is planning to increase the share of solar thermal in its district heating grid by 20 %. The regional utility Energie Steiermark and the Austrian turnkey provider S.O.L.I.D....

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  • Central Europe: Solar District Heating Cost Comparison

    Central Europe: Solar District Heating Cost Comparison

    German research institute Solites has compared different models of solar heat use in district heating networks by focusing on the economic viability of these projects. The study Solar Heat Networks for Baden-Württemberg – Fundamentals. Potentials. Strategies....
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  • Webinar: New Business Models for Commercial Solar Thermal Applications

    Webinar: New Business Models for Commercial Solar Thermal Applications

    The solar thermal industry is facing a great challenge in entering new commercial solar thermal markets, be it tourism, solar process heat or large solar district heating. It needs new business models to convince commercial customers to use or to invest in solar thermal. A webinar...
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  • Russia: Astrakhan’s Solar District Heating Plant

    Russia: Astrakhan’s Solar District Heating Plant

    It is said to be the largest solar thermal plant in Russia: 2,200 collector modules by German heating boiler manufacturer Bosch Thermotechnik have been installed next to a district heating system in Narimanov in the Astrakhan region in southwest Russia. The district heating plant...
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  • The History of Solarize (2012)

    This presentation was created by Resource Consultants for Solar Oregon. It provides information on the Solarize program, which is a community group purchasing for solar thermal systems.

     

    In the Solarize program, a...

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  • UTILITY SUCCESS STORIES IN SOLAR WATER HEATING (2003)

    This paper was prepared by a collaboration between the Hawaiian Electric Company, Eugene Water & Electric Board, Lakeland Electric, Wisconsin Public Service and JEA in 2003. Four utility solar water heating success stories are mentioned from Hawaii, Oregon and Florida....

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