15th Newsletter - May 2016
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Overview
18/05/2016
With this Newsletter, we would like to reflect the dynamic development of Solar District Heating in Europe at the moment. Existing plants are working well and getting recognition, policy makers start taking concrete action in several regions to improve the framework and new plants are in planning. Moreover, further SDH initiatives are starting for new markets but also in already experienced countries several activities have been kicked-off. The 4th International Solar District Heating Conference represents a unique opportunity to immerse in this movement and benefit from the experience of its actors: register now!

Sunny Regards!
Your SDH-Project Team
May 2016


17/05/2016
The 4th International Solar District Heating Conference will take place in Billund, Denmark on 21 an 22 September 2016. The preliminary program is now available online and participants can benefit from the reduced early bird registration fees until 1st June.
17/05/2016
The Austrian solar district heating plant ‘Fernheizwerk Graz’ was awarded the 2nd prize of the ESCO Award at the EnEff district heating fair in Frankfurt, Germany. It was awarded for both the technical and the financial solutions.
17/05/2016
In addition to States’ incentives, Baden-Württemberg now also supports concepts and investments for district heating, and in particular district heating networks supplied with solar thermal energy.
10/05/2016

Although abundant sunlight is usually associated with southern Europe, the most solar district heating plants in Europe are located in the north, mainly in Denmark. Milan Rashevski, a Bulgarian architect from the non-governmental Institute for Zero Energy Buildings (IZEB), now intends to establish this kind of energy supply in his country too.

03/05/2016
After almost one year of operation, the performance of the SDH plant in Varese shows a 13% production surplus if compared to the expected design yield, in spite of the lower solar resource availability.
25/04/2016
An initiative aiming at the realization of at least one new solar district heating plant in the Swedish region of Västra Götaland in 2017-2018 has been initiated within the European project SDHp2m – policy to market.
25/04/2016
Since January 2016, 100 m² of solar thermal collectors feed their heat production in the district heating net of Jena. The plant feeds decentrally in the district heating network without need for a storage.
31/03/2016
With 8 300 m², the solar district heating plant of Senftenberg will be the largest in Germany and the largest evacuated tube collector plant in the world. The plant will be built within the next six months.

29/02/2016
The latest statistics of Conto Termico in Italy show that the national incentive scheme is still not sufficiently used, because only 75 000 m² of solar thermal plants were subsidized in two years and a half. A revised version of the scheme has just been released.
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