District Heating

  • 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...

  • Saudi Arabia: Women’s University with Solar District Heating

    Saudi Arabia: Women’s University with Solar District Heating



    A 25.4 MWth plant produces heat for the women’s university in Saudi Arabia, the Princess Nora Bint Abdul Rahman University in Riyadh. The campus offers space for 40,000 students, lecturers and other staff, 13 faculties, accommodations, research facilities and a hospital. The collectors...

  • 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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  • Sweden: New Solar-Heated Residential Area in Vallda Heberg

    Sweden: New Solar-Heated Residential Area in Vallda Heberg

    Solar district heating may still be in its infancy, but more and more projects across Europe are starting to showcase its great potential. Speakers at the second International Solar District Heating Conference, which took place in Hamburg, Germany, on 3 and 4 June 2014, presented and...
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  • Germany: SunOyster’s New Approach to Combine PV and Solar Heat

    Germany: SunOyster’s New Approach to Combine PV and Solar Heat

    SunOyster Systems (SOS) based in Halstenbek, a town near Hamburg, Germany, has developed a new technology for the combined generation of solar heat and electricity (PVT). The first six SunOyster units are currently on their way to the Chinese town of Shuouzhou, 400 km west of...
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  • REN 21: Solar Thermal Contributes Significantly to Hot Water Production

    REN 21: Solar Thermal Contributes Significantly to Hot Water Production

    According to REN21’s Renewables 2014 Global Status Report, which was published at the UN-hosted Sustainable Energy for All Forum in New York at the beginning of June, solar thermal technologies contribute significantly to hot water production in many countries and increasingly to...
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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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