News and Articles
18/07/2014 | News, Newsletter July 2014
Montmelian and its future solar ecodistrict win the 10th European Urban and regional Planning Awards
The jury of the 10th European Urban and regional Planning Awards, which focused on the theme of energy, announced its winners on 5 May 2014 in Brussels (Belgium). Four projects are rewarded equally. For France, the price was awarded to the solar neighborhood Triangle Sud in Montmelian.

This ambitious project is part of the local urban plan approved in 2012, demanding that 50% of primary energy in the city be provided from renewable energy sources. For the future Triangle Sud district that includes several hundred (800-1000) housing units, the city adopted a more ambitious plan with the objective of covering 80% of thermal needs from solar energy. In the long term, it is getting heating costs below the national average for household energy consumption and a 20 years guarantee for a low and stable energy bill for the tenant or homeowner. This requires an innovative operational arrangement in which the cost of solar installation is globalized in landscaping. The land will therefore be sold 'heated' to developers and landlords. In this approach, the financial result of the operation is balanced.
In order to achieve this 80% solar fraction objective, a solar district heating has been studied within the SDHplus project. At the end of the operation, the district will include 10 000 m² of solar thermal collectors and about 35 000 m3 of storage.

For more information, see the SDHplus case study.
Participate in the upcoming SDH events
Participate in the upcoming SDH events

See event calender for other upcoming events

NEW Brochure and Project Leaflets
NEW Brochure and Project Leaflets
European Large Scale Solar Heating Plant Database
European Large Scale Solar Heating Plant Database
Download all SDH guidelines in one file
Download all SDH guidelines in one file
Find professionals
Find professionals
Click here to find business partners, component suppliers, consultants and service providers with long term experience on the field of solar district heating!
SDH related projects
SDH related projects

Discover other european RTD and policy projects related to solar district heating:

click here