Landfill transformed into renewable energy site

A closed landfill at the city-border of Graz in Austria now has a new purpose. A plant combining solar energy with gas from the landfill has been constructed and supplies the local community with district heating. Arcon-Sunmark had developed the plant which is a role model example of how […]

The world’s largest solar hot water system powered by Danfoss

SONDEX® heat exchanger technology and VLT® drives ensure world-class efficien-cy in pump control and heat transfer. The world’s largest solar hot water system re-duces annual CO2 emissions by 15,700 tons annually in Silkeborg, Denmark.

The world’s largest solar hot water system harnesses energy to heat the homes and workplaces of […]

Urban solar heating system in Berlin

On behalf of Vattenfall Arcon-Sunmark is constructing a solar heating system in Berlin. The project is one of the first to be developed in a major city and will supply the residents with 14.000 CO2-free showers annually.

Vattenfall, the leading European energy company, has set an ambitious objective to make […]

First Spanish solar district heating system for 12,000 families

In February, Alcalá Ecoenergías signed a deal to construct a district heating system powered by solar and biomass in Alcalá de Henares, a city in Spain. The agreement between the local company and the municipal government will lead to one of the country’s first-ever large-scale solar district heating systems, […]

German edition of District Energy White Paper

A new German edition of the District Energy White Paper has been released.

Read and download the white paper here

Solar and biomass – a winning solution for district heating

Biomass may be cheap and carbon-neutral, but a solar upgrade of biomass-fired district heating could further improve efficiency and reduce local emissions. For example, solar heat helps avoid having to start up and shut down wood-chip boilers or operate them at partial load. It can even replace backup fossil […]

Second winter for 75,000 m² SDH heating system in Inner Mongolia

Since October 2016, a 75,000 m² parabolic trough collector field for district heat seems to have been operating in Inner Mongolia, an autonomous region in China. Ruicheng Zheng from the China Academy of Building Research and Hongzhi Cheng said that they had heard about the system, but that all […]

New District Energy White Paper edition

The new District Energy White Paper edition has been updated, and it includes four new articles:

Symbiosis Between the World’s Largest Solar Heating and CHP Plant (page 15)
Bunhill Heat and Power (page 17)
Global Renewable Energy and Energy Security Focus in the Heating Sector (page 32)
Copenhagen Markets (page 33)

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Solar district heating market grows by 35 percent

Inspired by an annual market growth of 35 per cent in Europe, 350 experts have come together in Graz, Austria, for the 5th International Solar District Heating Conference. On 11 and 12 April 2018 the scientists and market stakeholders discuss the state of the art and strategies for the […]

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 […]

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