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30/09/2010 | News, Newsletter February 2011
Denmark faces a significant Upswing of Large-Scale Solar District Heating Plants

In Denmark happens in those years a veritable boom in connecting large solar thermal plants in combination with district heating and CHP. In addition to the already installed capacity of 80,000 m², new plants in Ringkøbing with 15,000 m² and in Jægerspris with 10,000 m² have just been taken into service.

In Denmark happens in those years a veritable boom in connecting large solar thermal plants in combination with district heating and CHP. In addition to the already installed capacity of 80,000 m², new plants in Ringkøbing with 15,000 m² and in Jægerspris with 10,000 m² have just been taken into service. Nationwide it has been taken decision on installation of additional around 65,000 m² of solar district heating, which is expected to be in service during 2010 and 2011. This means that at the end of 2011 is likely connected to at least 140,000 m² environmentally friendly solar energy in Denmark connected to district heating and CHP, which will thus contribute to a significant reduction in the use of particular natural gas and thus a corresponding reduction in CO2 emissions.


The plants in Denmark get bigger and bigger. The solar plant at Marstal District Heating, which is the world's largest with18,000 m², will soon be overtaken by similar plants. These include a planned system in Dronninglund and a planned further expansion of the plant in Brædstrup. That there is success with solar energy in combination with district heating and CHP in Denmark can not only be seen by the number of new plants that these years are springing up. Another character is, that there is planning major expansions of existing plants. Marstal is planning an extension of approx. 36,000 m² and Brædstrup aims to build a total of approx. 50,000 m² solar heat.

For information on large scale solar heating plants connected to district heating and CHP there has been set up a website where on a map of Denmark you can see construction data for the systems connected plants and the current and historical production, etc. This website is now done in an English version, available here.

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