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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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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...


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Energy Efficiency at Paper Mills: Combined Heat and Power in Italy

Summary Energy use in paper mills accounts for 15 - 30% of overall production costs. Italy's “Paper District of Lucca” as the tissue paper capital - is a key center of the world tissue paper industry with a reputation of continuous innovation. A new trend is to guarantee energy efficiency with...

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Italy to boost energy efficiency with EU loans

Metering & Smart Energy International April 3, 2017 Summary The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Italy's BPER Banca Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to improve energy efficiency in Italy. In a combined statement, the two banks said they will provide EUR50 million ($53...


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District Energy in Cities: Milan

Summary Milan has a large district heating system providing over 5% of the city's heating demand in buildings. The city also has a small district cooling network serving 800,000 m 3 of cooling demand. The city is using district energy to switch the heat consumption of the city from...

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