District Heating

  • On the Potential of Using Heat from Solar Thermal Collectors for Heat Pump Evacuators (2011)

    This is a study presented by members of the Swiss Institut für Solartechnik during the ISES Solar Word Congress held in Kassel, Germany (28 August - 2 September 2011). Part of the IEA SHC Task 44, the paper researches the benefits and performances of using heat from solar collectors for the...

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  • Solar Heat Worldwide. Markets and Contribution to the Energy Supply (2011)

    This report was prepared within the framework of the Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHC) of the International Energy Agency (IEA) as an update of the one issued in 2009. The report documents the solar thermal capacity installed in the important markets worldwide and its contribution in...

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  • Training Course on Solar District Heating (2011)

    This document comprises training material developed in the framework of the SDHtake-off project with the support of Intelligent Energy Europe Programme. It has been designed as a “pool” of information to be used by all training organizations. It gives a broad overview of the solar thermal...

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  • Success Factors in Solar District Heating (2010)

    The 'SDHtake-off - Solar District Heating in Europe' project is a EU-funded project (under the European Commission Programme IEE Intelligent Energy Europe)supporting the market rollout of solar district heating in Europe. It started on July 2009 and runs for a period of three years. This ...

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  • Germany: District Heating Companies encourage Customers to feed in Solar Heat

    Germany: District Heating Companies encourage Customers to feed in Solar Heat

    In Hamburg in northern Germany, two district heating providers encourage their customers to supply the companies' networks with heat generated from individually owned solar collectors or other renewable sources. E.On Hanse Wärme offers to store heat for a fee, whereas Hamburg Energie buys...

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  • Italy: District Heating Sector shows great Interest in Solar Thermal

    Italy: District Heating Sector shows great Interest in Solar Thermal

    On 29 and 30 September, the project partners of the EU project SDHtake-off met for a workshop during the GeoThermExpo in Ferrara, Italy. “All the big players in district heating in Italy joined our meeting,” project coordinator Thomas Pauschinger from German research centre Solites says....

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  • Denmark: Solar District Heating Capacity increases 5-fold

    Denmark: Solar District Heating Capacity increases 5-fold

    Solar heat is penetrating Denmark’s district heating networks at an unprecedented rate: Around 90,000m2 of collector area (63 MWth) are going to be connected to the country’s networks in 2011. The map shows the existing and planned solar district heating systems in...

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  • Sweden: Feeding Solar Heat into the Grid

    Sweden: Feeding Solar Heat into the Grid

    In Sweden, it is not uncommon to feed solar heat into district heating networks. “After a bit of persuasion, most district heating companies will agree to buy the heat, but the prices they pay for it will differ a lot,” Gunnar Lennermo says. Lennermo works as a consultant for...

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  • Canada: District Heating with 90 % Solar Fraction

    Canada: District Heating with 90 % Solar Fraction

    As Bruce Sibbitt, Engineer at Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), announced during his presentation at the Solar World Congress in Kassel, Germany, in September, the solar district heating system at the Drake Landing Solar Community has - in its fourth year in operation - almost reached the...

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  • SMEThermal 2012: Call for papers

    SMEThermal 2012: Call for papers

    The international conference SMEThermal is held in Berlin on 7 February 2012 already for the third time. The one-day event deals explicitly with process optimization, automation and new materials in the tank and collector industry. SMEThermal 2011 was a great success. 160 decision...

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