Solar Plant Facts Online

November 16, 2015

You find data from most central solar heating plants at


Central solar heating (CSPH) really make a impact on discrict heating in Denmark

October 24, 2015

The engineer newspaper Ingeniøren presents in week 43 a two pages survej on large-scale solar haeting for district heating in Denmark. At the end of this year, 2015, there will be installed 915.000 m2 solar collector arrays. With an average of 500 kWh pr m2 this is a minimal production of 460 MWh pr. year in Denmark.759.000 m2 are in planing at this moment.

The largest 100 plants are listed and more relevant, you find a link to a interactive list with details on the plants, to be found on

Unfortunatelly the above solution is in Danish: Here the most important translations:

By (Town): Mou Kraftvarme
Adresse: Ny Høstemarkvej 28 C, 9280 Storvorde
Årstal (Year): 2013
Opført solfangerareal,m2 (area of errected solar collectors in m2): 4.737
Planlagt solfangerareal, m2 (area of planned solar collectors in m2):
TOTAL solfangerareal, m2 (total collector area in m2): 4.737,00
Kapacitet, total [MWth] (Capacity in total in MWth): 3,3

Also interesting is Flemming Ulbjerg, the very experienced consultant from Ramboll, that he designs the standardized plant by going for 20% of the production with a mininal thermal storage capacity. This seems to be the most economic optimal size for such systems, whereas large-scale storage can increase the solar part to 45-50%.

News on CSHPs

July 22, 2014

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Online map of solar energy ressources

July 22, 2014

solarmapYou can find an online resource on solar energy systems and you may even add your system to the map…


New record size Central Solar Heating plant in Vojens, Denmark

June 5, 2014
Vojens district heating company has agreed in installing the world’s largest solar thermal plant with 52,491 m2 solar collectors from Danish ARCON Solar.
Hereby Dronninglund with a collector area of 37,275 m2 will be set second.
You can follow the plant extension on the district heating home page (in Danish) at

2nd International Solar District Heating Conference

February 14, 2014

2nd International Solar District Heating Conference

3-4 June 2014, Hamburg

Call for abstracts – 3 days left to submit your abstract – Deadline 14.02.2014

The 2014 edition of the solar district heating conference invites market actors and experts to gather in Hamburg on 3-4 June to exchange experience and network at international level. Don’t miss the opportunity to present your interesting activities, submit your abstract!

Key topics of the conference sessions are:

Topic 1: Technical system integration of solar thermal into district heating
Topic 2: Smart district heating systems including solar thermal
Topic 3: Solar district heating for housing areas and villages
Topic 4: Policy, market strategies and business models
Topic 5: New products, technologies and services

To submit your abstract, please send it as a word document of 1-2 pages to before 14.02.2014.

Your abstract will be evaluated by our scientific committee and you will be notified on 21.03.2014.

Looking forward to your contributions!

Your SDH Conference 2014 Organizing Team

More information:


100% renewable district heating for smart cities – New Sunstore 4 website launched

December 21, 2013

The Sunstore 4 plant, located in Marstal Denmark, provides citizens with 100% renewable district heating from solar thermal, biomass and heat pump. The new project website includes technical details of the system and pictures, as well as information about its real development on the ground.

Source: Newsletter by SDH.


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