The following projects treat market & policy issues of fields that are closely related to solar district heating. We recommend to consider the tools and results which were produced in these projects when you are developing solar district heating in your country or community.
The PLANHEAT project develops a simulation tool so that cities can map, plan and identify low-carbon, economically viable scenarios.
The progRESsHEAT project aims at assisting local, regional, national and EU political leaders in developing policy and strategies to ensure a quick and efficient deployment of renewables in heating and cooling networks.
The CoolHeating project promotes the implementation of ‘small modular renewable heating and cooling grids’ for communities in South-Eastern Europe.
The SmartReFlex project aims at increasing the diffusion of smart and flexible district heating and cooling (DHC) systems, basing on high shares of renewable energy sources (RES), in European cities.
The STRATEGO project aims at helping national and local authorities develop enhanced Heating & Cooling plans.
BUILD UP promotes the effective implementation of energy saving measures in buildings and offers free access to a wide range of information on best practices, technologies and legislation for energy reduction.
The RESCUE project (REnewable Smart Cooling for Urban Europe) is dealing with the key challenges of the development and implementation of district cooling using low and zero carbon emitting sources.
The UP-RES project (Urban Planners with Renewable Energy Skills) focused on training for urban and regional planners.
The UrbanSolPlus project aims at allowing a major diffusion of solar thermal, reducing the barriers to its use in major renovations in multi-family buildings located in urban and/or protected areas.
The following projects treat research & demonstration issues of fields that are closely related to solar district heating.
The H-DisNet project develops a new generation of district heating and cooling network: a district thermochemical network without thermal losses in the storages and transport.
The DHC+ technology platform provides a European level framework aimed at stimulating research and innovation for district heating and cooling.
Sunstore 4 is a demonstration project of a 100% renewable energy supplied district heating, including 55% solar thermal energy in Marstal, DK.