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Solar District Heating: How to Tackle Land Use Issues

Baerbel Epp, Solar Thermal World Summary Usually, solar district heating (SDH) plants require large fields for collector installations, which has raised concerns at local level because of competing land uses and a system’s potential visual impact on the surroundings. One way out of this...


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Switzerland: Plans for Solar District Heating Pilot System

Baerbel Epp, Solar Thermal World Summary “Why is there no solar district heating in Switzerland?” Swiss scientists were asking after their visit to Denmark. They had been investigating the feasibility of solar heat in district heating networks in the St Gallen canton and published a 50-page...


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Slovenia: On the Path to Renewable District Heating

Baerbel Epp, Solar Thermal World Summary District heating networks supplied by renewable energy sources (RES) are widely recognised today as one of the most effective ways to decarbonise the heating sector. The EU’s CoolHeating project has been supporting the implementation of small, modular...


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Sustainability on Campus: Case Studies at Bowdoin College, Colby College, Williams College and UMass Amherst

Summary This interactive jeopardy style presentation will discuss a variety of sustainability-related projects with higher-education institutions. Case studies will include: carbon management with Bowdoin College and Colby College; successful implementation of both onsite and remote solar PV at...

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Monash Uni’s solar thermal solution

Simon Witt's, ecogeneration Summary Monash University in Clayton, Melbourne, is one of the largest campuses in Australia, with about 100 buildings over a 60-hectare site. With tens of thousands of students, staff and researchers on site each day, the university consumes huge quantities of...


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Serbia: EU Supports 903 m² Solar District Heating Installation

Baerbel Epp, Solar Thermal World Summary Throughout the last years, the EU has been criticised for many things, and the UK has now been the first to decide on leaving. Still, there are good examples of how the union can benefit even non-member countries. For instance, there is a project called...


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Aalborg CSP wins another order for a solar heating plant in Denmark

Press Release, Aalborg CSP Aalborg CSP, Danish renewable energy specialist and a well-known player in district heating circles landed a new order to deliver an 8MWth solar-thermal plant, which when completed will provide sustainable heating for 2,583 customers in the Copenhagen area. The solar...


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Norway: Oslo’s Green Transformation and Tiny Solar Thermal Contribution

Baerbel Epp, Solar Thermal World Summary Globally, Scandinavian countries have been leading in a lot of areas such as freedom of the press and social equality. Norway’s capital Oslo is now striving to become a big city example in green transformation and environmental protection. As far back...


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Solar thermal in US and Denmark

Summary The presentation will outline the developments within larger solar thermal installations and their benefits for hot water district energy networks. In cities in Denmark solar thermal installations account for up to 50% of the heat demand when coupled with seasonal storage. In St Paul,...

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Italy: 6,820 Municipalities Report Solar Thermal Use

Baerbel Epp, Solar Thermal World Summary In 2005, Legambiente, the largest environmental association in Italy, began publishing an annual report called Comuni Rinnovabili to show renewable deployment in Italian municipalities. The number of communities which had solar thermal installations...