Think big - Design rules and monitoring results of solar district heating systems

Solar district heating (SDH) is becoming one of the most promising fields for solar heat application, primarily thanks to a strong commitment and effective development policies in central and northern European countries. And the technology’s low specific investment cost achievable by economies of scale will further boost opportunities for growth.

The webinar will report on the hot topics in SDH development: The use and performances of seasonal heat storage units for increasing the solar coverage, distributed SDH plants connected to specific points of the district heating grids as well as the large, centralised SDH plants employed in particular in Denmark and combined with other renewable energy sources.

Three expert panelist speakers will present during the 1.5-hour-webinar followed by a Q&A session:

Monitoring results and performance of seasonal heat storage

Thomas Schmidt, Member of the Management at the German research institute Solites

Distributed solar district heating: Built examples in Austria
Robert Söll, Head of Project Development at the Austrian SHC turnkey system supplier S.O.L.I.D.

Monitoring and simulation of large solar district heating fields: An example from Denmark
Jan Erik Nielsen, Project Manager at Danish consultancy PlanEnergi and Manager of the Solar Keymark Network and the Global Solar Certification Network

The webinar is organized in cooperation with the EU project SmartReFlex, which involves six implementing regions in four European countries and produces guidelines for regional authorities, training materials, case studies and recommendations for setting up a task force on renewable energy sources in district heating. More information is available at

The webinar is free of charge and open to all interested stakeholders.

A recording will be available at

If you have any questions please contact ( or SmartReFlex (

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Event Details:
Date: Tue 6 December, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (Berlin, Germany)
Organiser: Nigel Cotton,
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