This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 691624
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Very innovative approaches for integrating large scale solar thermal into modern district heating systems are applied in Braedstrup. This workshop includes a plant visit tour by the operating district heating company, and will allow participants to get in touch with this Danish success story.
This workshop was organized during the EU Sustainable Energy Week (18-22 June 2012). Representatives of the district heating sector, local authorities and enterprises discussed with experts how solar district heating can contribute to a sustainable and renewable heat supply for cities and villages.
This new tool allows users to search for companies with long term experience on the field of solar district heating.
Büsingen will be the ninth ‘Bioenergiedorf’ (bioenergy village) in Baden-Würtemberg, with a new district heating net, fed by a biomass and solar thermal plant.
The training course held in May within the Solarexpo Fair in Verona saw the participation of 15 people from utilities and 8 more attendants. The participants could discuss practical issues about project development and economic feasibility of SDH plants with Riccardo Battisti, from the company Ambiente Italia, and Per Kristensen, manager of the Braedstrup SDH plant in Denmark.
About 30 distributed SDH systems, with 50 to 1 100 m2 collector area, have been connected to district heating systems in Sweden the last 10 years. The majority of systems are owned by municipal companies and all are operated under a feed-in contract. Design and operational results of 18 systems will be presented at a seminar in early autumn 2012 in Malmö.
Outputs of the SDHtake-off project were presented at the conference Alternative Energy Sources 2012 in Kroměříž (10th June to 12th June 2012). The conference, with about 200 participants from the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic, is held every two years.
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Save the date! The 5th International Solar District Heating Conference will take place on 11 and 12 April 2018 in Graz, Austria.
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