Arcon-Sunmark wins Chinese order

Danish company Arcon-Sunmark, which is owned by VKR Holding, has won an order to supply a remote district heating system based on large-scale solar heating. About 100,000 m2 of residential space in the Tibetan town of Langkazi will in the future be heated  using solar energy. The actual solar […]

New study: Denmark is perfect for future energy plants

In the years leading up to 2035, the amount of wind and solar power in the Northern European energy system will grow to the extent that new energy plants which can convert electricity into other energy products will become cost-effective, especially in Denmark.
Heading towards 2035, the nature of central […]

Solar district heating on the roof of the world

A contract to set up a solar district heating network in Langkazi county in Tibet has been awarded to Arcon-Sunmark Large-Scale Solar Systems. The Chinese-Danish joint venture signed an agreement with the local government of the autonomous region of Tibet. The system should provide solar district heating for 82,600 m² […]

Visit from Polish district heating companies

DBDH and the Danish Embassy in Warsaw, Poland, this week organizes a study trip for 23 representatives of district heating companies operating in Poland.

The study trip comprises visits to utilities in Zealand and Jutland and will include the most modern examples of 4G   – the fourth generation district heating […]

HELIOS – a 2 000 m² solar plant for district heating in Graz

Graz is making constant efforts to increase the share of renewable energy in the city’s district heating system. So the project ‘HELIOS’ in Graz with its 2 000 m² solar plant has been put into operation on September 2017. The thermal energy is fed into the district heating grid […]

Arcon-Sunmark supplies first large-scale installation in Vietnam

Arcon-Sunmark has just initiated the construction of the first large-scale solar heating installation in Vietnam. The installation will supply industrial process heat to a factory situated south of Ho Chi Minh City. At Arcon-Sunmark this is regarded as a breakthrough with a major potential.

The solar heating installation comprises 5,000 […]

German government launches solar district heating scheme

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 July, utilities and cooperatives have been able to apply for a […]

Switzerland: plans for solar district heating pilot system

‘Why is there no solar district heating in Switzerland?’ Swiss scientists were asking after their visit to Denmark. Now, the Swiss-based SPF – Institute of Solar Technology has begun to work with a district heating company on giving the country its first pilot plant.

SPF had been investigating the feasibility […]

Switzerland: Plans for solar district heating pilot system

“Why is there no solar district heating in Switzerland?” Swiss scientists were asking after 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 study this March (see the attached document in German). As it […]

Lithuania: Can solar thermal beat low biomass heat prices?

With biomass prices on the rise, solar district heating could become profitable in Lithuania. But without investment grants, payback periods were still too long, it said in the conclusion of a 2015 SDH market study by LEI, the Lithuanian Energy Institute (see the attached document in Lithuanian). The photo […]

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