Welcome to www.solar-district-heating.eu, the website of the Intelligent Energy Europe 'SDHtake-off - Solar District Heating in Europe' and 'SDHplus – New Business Opportunities for Solar District Heating and Cooling' project! These projects are supporting the market rollout of solar district heating in Europe.
This website provides you with updated news and informations on solar district heating as well as projects products and services presented here according to the projects progress.
International workshop ‘Solar and renewable district heating - a sustainable heat supply concept for local communities’ takes place in Milan on 25 November
On 25 November 2014, local authorities’ representatives, heat suppliers and urban planners are invited to participate in an international workshop on solar and renewable district heating.
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Austria’s largest solar thermal plant is extended – 4 different large collectors will be compared on a test field
The existing plant with 5 000 m² on the roof of AEVG in Graz was built in 2007 and has been successfully in operation since. The plant has been extended with 2 000 m² and the new system is in operation since September 2014.
The second German bioenergy village with solar thermal energy is planned for 2015
After Büsingen, Kreenheinstetten will be the next bioenergy village with a solar district heating net.
Evacuated tube collector for large scale solar heating plants wins OTTI Innovation Award
A new Viessman evacuated-tube collector for large scale solar heating plants received the innovation award at the German OTTI Symposium on solar thermal energy in May 2014.
First Italian solar district heating plant on it's way
The district heating utility ‘Varese Risorse’, located 60 km from Milan is planning to build a solar thermal plant of about 1 000 m2.
Solar cooling for Desert Mountain Highschool, USA
The 1750 kW solar cooling system installed by SOLID in Arizona is now the world’s most powerful solar cooling system in operation.
Solar district heating for a Wilhelminian district in Chemnitz
A new 2000 m² solar thermal plant connected to a district heating net planned for next year in Chemnitz, Germany
Great success for SOLID Invest: Kick-off for Austria´s first solar civic participation project
Unique Austrian Civic Participation Model for solar thermal plants has almost reached its limit of 1.5 Mio Euro Investments.
Montmelian and its future solar ecodistrict win the 10th European Urban and regional Planning Awards
The jury of the 10th European Urban and regional Planning Awards, which focused on the theme of energy, announced its winners on 5 May 2014 in Brussels (Belgium). Four projects are rewarded equally. For France, the price was awarded to the solar neighborhood Triangle Sud in Montmelian.
Solar heated building area in Vallda Heberg, Sweden, meets expectations
An initial evaluation indicates that designed heat demands, as well as the overall system performance including expected solar contribution, are likely to be met.
The next SDH international workshop 'Solar and renewable district heating - a sustainable concept for local communities' takes place in Milan on 25 November. Register now !
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Discover other european RTD and policy projects related to solar district heating:
e.g. the FP7 demonstration project Sunstore 4
or IEE projects UrbanSolPlus, UP-RES and more