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Solar district heating on the roof of the world
A contract to set up a solar district heating network in Langkazi county in Tibet has been awarded to Arcon-Sunmark Large-Scale Solar Systems. The Chinese-Danish joint venture signed an agreement with the local government of the autonomous region of Tibet. The system should provide solar district heating for 82 600 m² of floor area and meet 90 % of the yearly space heating demand in Langkazi, the town sharing its name with the county.
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Guarantee of SDH yield in Châteaubriant, France
15 December 2017 saw the inauguration of the first installation supported by the subsidy scheme for large-scale solar thermal projects in France. The 2 340 m2 collector field by German manufacturer KBB Kollektorbau has since been feeding into a biomass district heating network of Châteaubriant, a town in western France.
Kyrgyzstan’s capital sees 0.5 MW SDH plant being built
In September 2017, the then deputy PM of Kyrgyzstan, Duishenbek Zilaliev, attended the inauguration of a 0.5 MW solar district heating plant in the capital Bishkek. The press release– published by the media and communications department of Bishkek’s city hall – also mentioned the operator of the solar field, the Bishkekteploenergo municipal utility, the largest thermal energy provider in the city.
Australia: Think Big, Think Solar
In Australia, the deployment of large commercial solar thermal plants is picking up speed. This year, Monash University had a solar field of 0.5 MW put into operation and aims to expand it to 1 MW. The solar heat that is fed into the district heating system of the large campus area in Clayton, a suburb of Melbourne, is said to meet the entire heat demand in summer.
Register now for the 5th International Solar District Heating Conference!
Registration is now open for the next International Solar District Heating Conference on 11 and 12 April 2017 in Graz, Austria. Here is why you should not miss this key event and register now.
HELIOS – a 2 000 m² Solar Plant for District Heating in Graz
Graz is making constant efforts to increase the share of renewable energy in the city’s district heating system. So the project ‘HELIOS’ in Graz with its 2 000 m² solar plant has been put into operation in September 2017. The thermal energy is fed into the district heating grid of Graz.
Good perspectives for SDH in Italy
Three installed systems and one more planned: SDH shows a few examples of operation in Italy but quite good perspectives thanks to relevant incentives and the recent inclusion in the National Energy Strategy for 2030. A workshop in Venice on 15 December 2017 will analyze the status quo and the possible developments.
New largest solar thermal plant in Upper-Styria, Austria
Starting in 2017, SOLID and the public utility of Mürzzuschlag developed a concept for a large-scale solar thermal plant. The new large-scale solar thermal plant on the northern outskirts of Mürzzuschlag will be built over the next 12 months and cover around 10% of the annual heat demand.
Funding opportunities for district heating with renewable energies in Thuringia
Projects dealing with district heating and renewable energies can receive funding through several subsidy programs in Thuringia. The funding programs 'Green Invest', 'Solar Invest' and 'Klima Invest' are focused on different aspects and actors.
SHC Task 55 – Large Scale SDHC
Looking closely at contributing projects and listening to outside market information is vital to the success of SHC Task 55, which deals with the implementation of very large solar thermal systems (including large scale seasonal storages, large scale heat pumps etc.) in DHC networks.
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