6th Newsletter - October 2012

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Overview
25/10/2012
in July 2012 our Intelligent Energy Europe Project on Solar District Heating started into a second period for another three years. Eighteen partner organizations from thirteen European countries cooperate in developing opportunities for solar district heating and to pilot implement show cases. With our newsletter we would like to inform you about recent sector developments and project results. We hope to awake your interest in our activities. Don't hesitate to get in touch with us for any further information.

Your SDH-Project Team
October 2012

25/10/2012

The first Solar District Heating Conference ‘Solar District Heating - Technical solutions, urban planning and business models’ will take place in Malmö, Sweden on 9-10 April 2013.

25/10/2012

The solar heating system in Brædstrup has been extended from 8600 m² to 18600 m². There is established a pilot borehole storage where 19000 m³ of soil is charged with nearly 500 MWh heat at an average temperature of approx. 65 °C.

25/10/2012

On October 2nd, AMORCE organized with Tecsol and INES a workshop to present solar district heating to the district heating actors (local authorities, operators, consulting companies).

25/10/2012

The installation is located on the fair halls in Wels, Austria and went into operation in May 2011. The system consists of nearly 3400 m² CPC-ETC collectors and represents a thermal power of approx. 2 MW. Now monitoring results are available attesting excellent performance of the installation.

25/10/2012

The new code to the German 'Marktanreizprogramm' (MAP) for renewable energies offers interesting new incentives for solar district heating and solar process heat.

25/10/2012

Italian framework for thermal renewables is quite complex and a lot must be done to support them. Some recent laws indeed improved this framework, others did not. Italian associations from the thermal renewable branch are asking for financial and technical measures.

25/10/2012

Austria installed 5 million square meters of collector area in the past 35 years and wants to install 5 million more sqm in the coming 10 years. This growth is expected mainly in solar district heating and industrial process heat.

25/10/2012

The integration of solar thermal energy in district heating is beginning in France. The project will explore decentralized solar installations and aims to develop a French sector also suitable for heating networks in Southern Europe through new technical, economic, industrial and legal solutions.

25/10/2012

Ecoheat4cities, an IEE co-funded project, presented its results at the conference organized by DHC+ on 9-10 October 2012 in Brussels. Visibility for District heating and cooling customers, transparent information to city planners and municipalities and promotion of DHC systems are in the focus.

25/10/2012

On 28 September 2012, solar heating experts, planners, and potential customers met in Breadstrup (DK), for a workshop on solar district heating and a tour around the Breadstrup plant. The conference 'Become Part of a Danish Success Story' took place in the framework of the EU project SDHplus.

17/07/2012

It is the objective of SDHplus to analyze on international level the specific opportunities for solar thermal in district heating, to develop them as new business models in cooperation with relevant market stakeholders and to pilot implement show cases.

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