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.
SmartReFlex – A new EU project to promote district heating from renewables
14 organizations from 5 EU countries had their first meeting on 14-15 April in Rome to kick-off the new project 'SmartReFlex', supported by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme.
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Denmark: From Sunmark to Sunmark Solutions
Because of a lack of turnover, Danish collector manufacturer and turnkey solar thermal system supplier Sunmark had to file for bankruptcy on 10 February 2014.
Save the date: 2nd SDH Conference in Hamburg!
The second solar district heating conference takes place on 3 and 4 June 2014 in Hamburg. Save the date now and make sure to be part of this essential SDH event!
SDH Online-Calculator available
The SDH Online-Calculator is now available at
www.sdh-online.solites.de. The tool has been developed for dimensioning and forecast of performance and economics of solar district heating systems.
UK: More money for renewable heat
A feed-in tariff only exists for electricity. There are no two ways about that. However, the Renewable Heat Incentive Programme (RHI) in the UK shows that this is not true. The programme provides remuneration for every kilowatt hour from solar thermal, heat pump or bioenergy sources. It will now be completely reformed.
100% renewable district heating for smart cities – New Sunstore 4 website launched
The Sunstore 4 plant, located in Marstal (DK), provides citizens with 100% renewable district heating from solar thermal, biomass and heat pump. The new project website includes technical details of the system and pictures, as well as information about its real development on the ground.
Check all this here.
And the winner is … Solar District Heating !
Solar district heating systems recently received a lot of acknowledgement all over the world: two awards from the International District Energy Association in New York as well as the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Award in Freiburg.
Great interest towards case studies for potential solar district heating plants in Italy
In the framework of the SDHplus project, several utilities showed interest for integration of solar thermal collectors into their district heating networks. It is likely that the first plants will be realized in the near future.
First SDH workshop with Danish experts in France
A two days workshop was held in Paris last June, to allow discussions between local authorities, DH companies, manufacturers and consultants from both DH and solar sectors.
Solar district heating applies for the 3rd Global District Energy Award
The winner of the 3rd Global Energy Award 2013 will be announced on 23 September 2013 in New York. Three solar district heating plants participate in the competition.
Registration now open ! The 2nd International Solar District Heating Conference takes place on 3-4 June 2014 in Hamburg. More information here.
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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