September 2016
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Overview
29/09/2016
Heating and cooling becomes more and more relevant on the political agenda for the energy transition, both in Brussels and at national level in several member countries. In the coming years we can expect a higher political pressure on the decarbonization of the heating and cooling sector leading to an increasing need for alternative and clean heat generation technologies. In many situations large-scale solar thermal will be one advantageous option, which heat suppliers will assess and - when feasible - integrate into their district heating systems. Project presentations and technical excursions of our last week’s International Solar District Heating Conference in the Danish city of Billund showed in a convincing way that large-scale solar thermal is ready to deliver and to contribute to the future heating and cooling supply. Enjoy reading more about the conference and new projects below and don’t hesitate to contact us for any further information!

Sunny Regards!
Your SDH-Project Team
September 2016

28/09/2016

Right on time for the opening of the 4th International Solar District Heating Conference in Billund, the host country Denmark reached a magical barrier: more than one Million square meters solar collectors are now installed there. The Danish District Heating Association counted exactly 1 003 024 square meters at the beginning of the Conference on Wednesday, 21st September, in a total of 85 district heating networks supported by solar thermal energy.

27/09/2016
In Senftenberg, Brandenburg, the largest solar thermal plant of Germany with 8 300 m² collector was inaugurated. It should deliver 4 GWh in the district heating network of Senftenberg,
25 000 inhabitants, every year.
23/09/2016
In the Danish city of Silkeborg, 44 000 inhabitants, the wolrd’s largest solar thermal plant will be installed until the end of the year. The 12 436 large collectors will be mounted on agricultural areas in front of the city’s gate. Completed, the plant will have a total area of 156 694 m².
27/07/2016
The 11th ISES EuroSun Conference will take place on 11-14 October 2016 in Palma (Mallorca). One of the conference topics will be 'Solar Assisted District Heating and Cooling and Large Scale Applications'. A session and a poster session will focus on the topic on the 3rd Conference day.
01/07/2016
A new joint venture to supply large-scale solar heating solutions was established on Tuesday, 31st of May in Beijing. The Chinese market leader Jiangsu Sunrain and the Danish large-scale solar heating specialist Arcon-Sunmark are behind the new establishment.
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Participate in the upcoming SDH events

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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European Large Scale Solar Heating Plant Database
European Large Scale Solar Heating Plant Database
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