Germany: Tool to Calculate Solar Feed into District Heating Network

By District Energy posted 08-01-2017 11:59


Baerbel Epp, Solar Thermal World
August 1, 2017


Interest in solar district heating is growing in Germany. A map by German research organisation Solites shows the systems currently in operation to be 23 totalling 49,600 m² of collector area (34.7 MWth). Last year saw the addition of four installations with a combined area of 12,921 m²; one of them was Germany’s first record-size solar district heating plant in 11 years, in Senftenberg. Solites has now developed a tool to calculate the yield of SDH plants. Called SCFW 2.0 (ScenoCalc Fernwärme 2.0), it is available as a free download at and is hoped to increase transparency by improving the comparability of solar district heating plants and solutions.
Map: Solites

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