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District heating shows lower total socio-economic cost in future energy system

Baerbel Epp, Solar Thermal World Graph: Aalborg University Summary What would the economic impact on a future energy system be if one were to unlock the full solar thermal potential in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Italy? According to a study conducted by Aalborg University as part of...

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Solar heat in Vietnam, the new workshop of the world

Baerbel Epp, Solar Thermal World Photo: PrimeAsia Leather Company Summary A 5,000 m² flat plate collector field is currently being built at PrimeAsia Leather in Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Vietnam. The turnkey supplier of the installation is Danish-based Arcon-Sunmark, which has its own flat plate...

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Renewable heat projects along Danube River

Baerbel Epp, Solar Thermal World Photo: iStock/ ultraforma Summary DanubeHeat helps small and medium enterprises, research and educational institutions, and public agencies draft EU funding applications. Financially supported by the German education ministry and coordinated by the...

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Community Scale Heating/Cooling Systems with Seasonal Storage and Solar Thermal Collectors

Summary Solar Thermal installations can provide resilient heating and cooling to help support community scale applications. This presentation provides case studies to show the benefits of solar thermal. Speaker Nicole Olsacher, SOLID #Presentation #Military #Symposium #2017 ...


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German government launches solar district heating scheme

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary The Germany Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, BMWi, has launched District Heating Networks 4.0, a new subsidy scheme for grids which use solar, biomass or waste heat to meet at least 50% of their customers’ annual demand. Since...

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Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) East Campus Operations Center

Speakers Jim Bererton, Integral Group #AnnualConference #2014 #ConferenceProceeding #Sacramento #California #DistrictEnergyinCities #IntegralGroup #NetZero #RenewableEnergy #Geothermal #SolarPV #SolarThermal


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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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