SDHp2m stands for Solar District Heating (SDH) and actions from Policy to Market. The project addresses market uptake challenges for a wider use of district heating and cooling systems (DHC) with high shares of renewable energy sources, specifically the action focuses on the use of large-scale solar thermal plants combined with other renewable energy sources in DHC systems.
The key approach of the project is to develop, improve and implement in nine participating EU regions advanced policies and support measures for SDH. In three focus regions Thuringia (DE), Styria (AT) and Rhone-Alpes (FR) the regulating regional authorities are participating as project partners to ensure a strong implementation capacity within the project. In six follower regions from BG, DE, IT, PL, SE the regulating authorities are engaged through letters of commitment. The project activities aim at a direct mobilization of investments in SDH and hence a significant market rollout.