Solar energy solutions for decarbonizing ULT DHC

How did the RELaTED pilot site in Denmark use solar power to deliver heat on the ULT DHC network? How can it help foster the EU renovation wave? Watch the recording to know it all.

From the 19 May 2021 10:00am to the 19 May 11:00am

The EU Renovation wave, initiated in October 2020 by the European Commission, has targeted heating and cooling as a key sector in accelerating the renovation rate of buildings in Europe to notably cut CO2 emissions. One of the main aspects is to support the penetration of renewable energy sources (RES) in heating and cooling, including for district heating and cooling (DHC) networks.

Solar energy appears to be a great technology for this aim. Its incorporation on existing DHC networks is a solution tested notably in one of the pilot sites of the Horizon 2020 project RELaTED. The project is exploring an innovative concept of decentralized Ultra-Low Temperature DHC network which allows for the incorporation of such type of RES in the network, ultimately resulting in a reduction of both the cost of heat and the greenhouse gas emissions of the DHC.


EU Renovation Wave, Eva Hoos, Policy Officer at DG ENER, European Commission

Decentralized Low temperature solar thermal For District heating with smart storage, Christian Holm Christiansen, Senior Specialist at the Danish Technological Institute (DTI), representative of the RELaTED project

Advanced Tracking Concentrator for Fixed Tilt solar thermal Collectors, José Ignacio Ajona, Administrator at Seenso Renoval, S.L., representative of the WEDISTRICT project