District Heating

  • 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

    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

    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

    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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  • Solar Thermal Solutions in Boston and the Northeast (2008)

    This PowerPoint was developed by KeySpan in 2008. It covers why they promote solar thermal water heating in the Northeast, applications, market barriers and a forecast for the future. The presentation introduces the different solar thermal programs that KeySpan offers...

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  • Italy: First Solar District Heating System, 990 m² big

    Finally, solar district heating has reached Italy too: Utility Varese Risorse, which is part of the environmental multi-utility group A2A, brought its solar thermal plant into operation on 19 May. The idea for this project, which also came about thanks to support from Intelligent Energy...
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  • Denmark: 52,500 m2 additional collector area in Vojens


    Since 2012, Vojens Fjernvarme has been a satisfied customer of a solar district heating installation. The experiences made with the 17,000 m2 large collector field convinced the municipal utility from the south of Denmark to plan adding another 52,500 m2 (36.75 MWth) to the field as...

  • Greenhouse Gas Reduction Initiative of the Month: Town of Okotoks (2012)

    This report was created and published by the Partners for Climate Protection (PCP). It highlights an important and successful greenhouse gas reduction project from the town of Okotoks, the Drake Landing Solar Community.

    In 1998, the town of Okotos, Canada adopted a sustainable community...

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