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10/08/2015
The district heating net in construction will supply the villages of Neuerkirch and Külz with renewable heat from a 1500 m² solar thermal plant combined with biomass boilers.
04/08/2015
On 2nd July 2015 the kick-off workshop for the task force ‘Baden-Württemberg’ took place at the Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart.
03/08/2015
The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change awarded funding to a project aiming at designing and building a large-scale solar thermal plant combined with a heat pump to supply one of the country’s largest district heating systems.
15/07/2015
The first Italian DH utility that decided to invest in a SDH plant is Varese Risorse, the utility of Varese, a 80 000 inhabitants town about 60 km from Milano. The plant is in operation since 20 May 2015.
23/06/2015
Large-scale solar thermal plants up to 100 megawatts are growing into competitive and environmentally friendly heat supply systems for district heating.  About 160 experts and market actors from 20 countries met at the 3rd International Solar District Heating Conference on 17th and 18th of June in the French city of Toulouse, to exchange about new developments and market strategies.

09/03/2015

The SmartReFlex project aims at increasing the diffusion of smart and flexible district heating and cooling (DHC) systems, basing on high shares of renewable energy sources (RES) in European cities.


09/12/2014
The third edition of the International Solar District Heating Conference will take place on 17 and 18 June 2015 in Toulouse, France.
09/12/2014
With about 40 participants, the 25th November workshop in Milano showed how important is the role of energy urban planning for sustainable cities. Engineers, planners and consultants from industries, research centres and local administrations had the chance to see that solar district heating has a long successful history in northern Europe and it is now moving towards south.
09/12/2014
The plant with 2000 m2 of solar collectors and a large heat storage of 5000 m3 will be part of an innovative energy supply system to an eco-friendly energy district in the South Korean Jincheon-gun province. The project is led and promoted by researchers of the Korea Institute of Energy Research KIER.
09/12/2014
In combination with a biomass boiler, the new plant of 458 m² of vacuum tube solar collectors provides energy to the Vidailhan Ecodistrict near Toulouse since summer 2014.
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