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SDH Newsletter April 2020

Dear reader,

our SDH newsletter took a short break after the end of our international SDH project last year, but with the perspective of new international collaborations within a Horizon 2020 project and the International Energy Agency (IEA) programmes, we are glad to come back to you today. Actually, this newsletter was planned for inviting you to an international SDH Workshop that was supposed to be held end of May in Stuttgart, also including common meetings of IEA groups from the renewables and district heating programmes. One of many events that unfortunately had to be cancelled due to the Covid pandemic.

On the other hand, it is good to experience that the concrete projects are progressing despite the difficult times. Now it is up to all of us to demand a post-Covid resumption in the sign of climate protection and sustainability from politics. District heating and cooling based on solar and other renewables have to play a role in the upcoming plans.

We wish you a pleasant reading and stay save!

Your SDH project team
April 2020

Acquisition of strategic importance for the SDH sector

Greenonetec, the largest collector manufacturer in Europe, purchased key parts of the business of Danish-based Arcon-Sunmark, the European leader in developing solar district heating projects. Read more...

Significant growth in the German SDH market in 2019

Public utilities in particular have installed large thermal solar collector arrays in Germany in 2019. The new systems for use in district heating networks cover a total area of around 35,000 square metres. This means that their output has increased by around 50 percent. Read more...

SDH prefeasibility studies for Serbian cities

Renewable district heating has become a hot topic in Serbia. The conference Renewable Energy Sources in District Heating and Cooling, held at the same time as the 50th International HVAC&R Congress and Exhibition in early December in Belgrade, attracted more than 400 attendees. Read more...

Solar Heat for Cities – IEA brochure and infographics

Solar heat improves energy security, keeps heat costs stable for at least 20 years and cuts air pollution in towns and cities. To encourage more mayors, local council members and municipal utilities to look into this cost-effective solution, researchers working on IEA Task 55, Towards the Integration of Large SHC Systems into District Heating and Cooling Networks, published the brochure Solar Heat for Cities in November.

15 MW SDH plant inaugurated in Latvia

On the 12th September, the district heating operator Salaspils Siltums inaugurated a
21,672 m² solar field and a wood chip boiler, put up in the middle of the woods near the town of Salaspils, Latvia, to meet 90 % of demand from the local heat network.

Video: Vision 2050 for District Heating by Euroheat & Power

Within their vision 2050, Euroheat & Power has published video for the promotion of district heating and cooling (DHC). Besides the animated video, different city representatives shared their experiences and plans. Read more...


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