District Heating

  • Heating with oil

    Austria: Low Oil Price and Lack of Political Support Weakens Market

    According to the ISOL Index by solrico and market data from the industry association Austria Solar, the solar thermal industry is heading into another year of declining markets. Low oil prices and corresponding campaigns of the fossil heating industry have had a substantial impact on this...
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  • Austria: Optimising of Large-scale Collector Fields

    Austria: Optimising of Large-scale Collector Fields

    One key aspect of the energy and cost optimisation of large-scale collector fields (called arrays in this news) is collector array hydraulics. Optimal connection is achieved when (1) the costs and length of the connecting pipes is small, (2) the pressure drop over the entire array is low...
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  • Europe: Strategy on Heating and Cooling Launches in February 2016

    Europe: Strategy on Heating and Cooling Launches in February 2016

    The publication of the EU Strategy on Heating and Cooling (Heat Strategy) is now scheduled for February 2016, when it will be published as part of the winter (legislative) package comprising a revised Security of Gas Supply Regulation and an EU strategy for liquefied natural gas. The...
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  • France Increases Public Support for Solar Thermal

    France Increases Public Support for Solar Thermal

    The French energy agency Ademe has been supporting renewable heat production in the industry, the district heating sector and at multi-family buildings since 2009. The budget of the national subsidy scheme, Fonds Chaleur (Heat Fund), will double in amount from around EUR 240 million per...

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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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