Ranking List of European Large Scale Solar Heating Plants

This section presents a ranking list of large scale solar heating plants located in Europe and with a nominal capacity higher than 700 kWth. This data base allows you to learn from best practice realizations, to find detailed technical information and cost data or to get in contact with the plant operators. Use the filter tool to easily select plants corresponding to the desired size, location or category. Benefit from this well introduced platform for presenting your own plant.

The ranking list of large scale solar heating plants is managed by Jan-Olof Dalenbäck, Chalmers University Gothenborg, SE. The list was developed in cooperation with partners of the European Large-scale Solar Heating Network, Working Group 2E of the European Solar Thermal Technology Platform and the IEE Solar District Heating in Europe project.

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Status: end of 2016

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Plant Factsheet
Owner: solar.nahwaerme.at, AT Location: Graz, Austria
Start of operation: 2004 Shutdown:
Aperture area in m2: 2480 Capacity in kwth 1736
Collector system: FPC Collector placement: Roof
Storage type: None Storage size in m3: 0
Load type: Load size in GWh/a: (7.8)
System type: xS,DS
Plant description

Roof mounted solar plant (2.417 m²) for domestic hot water and room heating of multifamily houses (350-
500 m² collector area each) in a high-rise apartment area. Buffer storage of 60 m³ is installed.

Further Information


Downloads: Factsheet

Contact Person: Moritz Schubert, m.schubert@solid.at

System types
SS Seasonal storage
DS Diurnal storage
XS No storage (district network)
Storage types
ATES Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage
BTES Borehole Thermal Energy Storage (soil, rock)
WTES Water Thermal Energy Storage (rock cavern, concrete and steel tank, pit, above or below ground)
WGTES Water / Gravel Thermal Energy Storage (pit below ground)
Collector types
FPC Flat plate collector = Default
ETC Evacuated tube collector
CPC Compound parabolic collectors
PTC Parabolic trough collector
UG Unglazed collector (absorber)
DB Drain back (Default = Pumped system / antifreeze)
R Reflector
Wood Chips, pellet, etc
HP Stored heat partly utilized by a heat pump
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