District Heating

  • District Heating Potential

    IRENA: Renewable District Heating and Cooling Roadmap to 2030

    The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has published an industry roadmap for Renewable Energy in District Heating and Cooling (DHC) as part of its REmap 2030 project. This study analysed the current state of the DHC market in eleven countries – with a focus on district...
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  • District Heating in Denmark

    Denmark: Solar District Heating Capacity Nearly Doubles in 2016

    Last year was a record-breaking one for new solar district heating (SDH) installations in Denmark. With 31 new SDH systems and 5 plant expansions, the newly installed collector area grew at double the rate of 2015 and totalled 495,226 m² (347 MWth). The year prior saw 15 plants...
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  • Poland Workshop

    Poland: Solar for More Efficient District Heating Networks

    Poland’s Mazovia Region is one of nine regional actors which have worked together with the Institute for Renewable Energy (IEO, formerly EC BREC), the Polish partner, on the Horizon 2020 project SDHp2m: Solar District Heating – From Policy to Market. On 16 March 2017, IEO organised...
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  • Silkeborg's solar district heating to cover 20 % of heating demand

    The Danish town of Silkeborg now holds the record for having the world’s largest solar heating system. The SDH plant of 156,694 m² came online as scheduled in December 2016 after only seven months of construction. Municipal utility Silkeborg Forsyning intends to use the harnessed solar energy to...
  • Silkeborg

    Denmark: New Solar District Heating World Record

    The Danish town of Silkeborg now holds the record for having the world’s largest solar heating system. The SDH plant of 156,694 m² (110 MWth) came online as scheduled in December 2016 after only seven months of construction. Municipal utility Silkeborg Forsyning intends...
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  • Bulgaria solar energy usage

    Bulgaria: Could Solar Thermal Energy Heat All of Sofia?

    Throughout the past decades, Bulgaria’s governments have focused almost exclusively on large conventional energy projects, such as nuclear plants or gas and oil pipelines, whereas small and decentralised renewable energy systems haven’t received much attention from politicians. But the...
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  • Solarwärme Schweiz

    Switzerland: Borehole Storage Regeneration as Solar Thermal’s Ray of Hope

    On 24 November, the fifth Solar Heat Switzerland (Solarwärme Schweiz) conference organised by the solar industry association Swissolar, the building services association suissetec and the Federal Office of Energy was held in Lucerne, Switzerland. As 2017 funding for solar heat incentives...
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  • Germany: “Performance-based incentives for all solar thermal plants”

    In spring 2015, Germany´s Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA) introduced a performance-based incentive for solar heating as an alternative to the scheme offering incentives based on collector area. Recently published statistics have shown the new programme to grant...
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