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Jan-Olof Dalenbäck from CIT Energy Management AB presents the Micro Analysis Study ‘Success Factors in Solar District Heating’, which was prepared in the frame of the IEE SDHtake-off project.
District heating and solar heating has got increased interest all over Europe in recent years. Block and district heating is one major approach to increase the overall energy efficiency in urban areas, either by refurbishment of existing systems or by the introduction of new system in existing or new building establishments. Solar heat is available in principle anywhere all over Europe. The development is supported by increased incentives in the form of EG directives, local and regional support policies together with improved competiveness in the local heating markets.
The result is that more than 100 plants with more than 500 m²; of solar collectors have been put into operation since the mid 90's. Out of these about 40 plants have a nominal thermal power of 1 MW and a major part of the plants are connected in existing or new block and district heating schemes.
The Micro Analysis Study presents some interesting examples in its section about SUCCESS STORIES. The next section describes TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS more in detail. The section SYSTEM TYPOLOGY shows the basic solar district heating system schematics and the last section HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT gives an overview of the installations from 1979 to 2009. Furthermore, the APPENDICES include contacts, descriptions, histories, costs, as well as lessons learned and recommendations, for 8 sample solar (district) heating plants.
The Study can be downloaded here.
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