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Study investigates Solar District Cooling Potential for Saudi Arabia

Susan Kraemer, SolarPACES Summary Photo: Guiseppe Franchini and Antonio Perdichizzi Instead of running air conditioners on fossil-fueled electricity, University of Bergamo researchers Guiseppe Franchini and Antonio Perdichizzi propose an alternative cooling technology; using a thermal form...


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Latvian city invests in solar district heating

Press Release, Arcon-Sunmark The city of Salaspils in Latvia will from the second half of 2019 benefit from a major investment in solar district heating. The visionary project is backed by EU and also includes several other upgrades of the energy supply in Salaspils. The entire project will be...

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The Role And Potential For Solar Thermal In Future Energy Systems

Kenneth Hansen and Brian Vad Mathiesen, Science Trends Summary The necessary reductions in greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere need to occur within the next decades. During that period, significant renewable energy volumes will be installed, but the challenge is which technologies...


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Putting sustainable biomass to the test

This article was featured in the Q3 2018 edition of District Energy Magazine. Boosting woody biomass use with a new boiler helps Mizzou slash greenhouse gas emissions. The University of Missouri (MU) in Columbia, the state’s largest university, has achieved notable success in...


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Solar district heating potential of small towns in Europe

Baerbel Epp, Solar Thermal World Charts and table: PlanEnergi Summary Most small European towns connected to a district heating network have enough land available for a solar field to meet 20 % of heat demand. In all, 93 % of the identified solar heat potential can be produced at a price...


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Aalborg CSP A/S cuts ribbon on high-performance solar heating plant in Denmark

Press Release, Aalborg CSP Danish renewable energy specialist, Aalborg CSP A/S has today (30 June) in collaboration with the client, Smørum Kraftvarme A.m.b.A. inaugurated a brand new 11,312m 2 solar district facility in Smørum, the capital area of Denmark. The plant, which has during test...


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Aalborg CSP opens new solar heating plant in Denmark

Robin Whitlock, Renewable Energy Magazine Courtesy of Aalborg CSP Summary The plant covers an area of 11,312 square metres and is the fifth solar thermal system constructed by Aalborg CSP in Denmark so far. It has, so far, exceeded expectations in tests and consists of flat panels that can...


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Saint Paul is on the Cutting Edge of Decarbonization

Jeff Harder, USGBC Summary O nce upon a time, coal was king in Saint Paul, Minnesota, creating steam that traveled through a network of underground pipes and tunnels to illuminate and heat downtown. The underlying infrastructure, known as a district energy system, had been around for a...


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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...