District Heating

  • 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...
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  • Europe: Four Trade Fairs and Conferences for New Solar Thermal Applications

    Europe: Four Trade Fairs and Conferences for New Solar Thermal Applications

    May and June are going to be sunny: These two months will see many conferences and fairs on solar thermal technologies take place all around the world (see the Calendar of Events http://www.solarthermalworld.org/calender). We have picked out four particularly interesting events which...

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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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  • Germany: Icy Solar Heat Storage

    Germany: Icy Solar Heat Storage

    German engineering company Ökoplan has built a 1,586 m³ ice storage in one of Hamburg’s residential areas to save solar heat from summer for winter. Parts of the heating system have already begun operating; the start of the ice storage is scheduled for October 2014. The...
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  • USA/Germany: Two Solar Awards for Outstanding District Heating Projects

    USA/Germany: Two Solar Awards for Outstanding District Heating Projects

    Outstanding solar district heating projects have recently been honoured with two awards in just one week. The IEA Solar Heating Programme (IEA SHC) presented its SHC Solar Award 2013 to the Drake Landing Company from Canada. Drake Landing consists of four organisations: United...

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  • France: Restructuring SAED

    France: Restructuring SAED

    SAED or Sophia Antipolis Energie Developpement, which is a start-up located in the south of France, produces a heat pipe protected by two patents. The company developed a...

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  • Europe: Grid Integration Poses Challenge for Solar District Heating

    Europe: Grid Integration Poses Challenge for Solar District Heating

    The first conference “Solar District Heating – Technical solutions, urban planning and business models” took place in the Swedish town of Malmö on 9 and 10 April 2013. It brought together 120 participants from 19 countries: manufacturers, district heating companies...

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