Big Solar Graz – reaching next milestones
SOLID has been developing a concept for supplying up to 25% of district heating of Graz with solar thermal energy and a seasonal storage in late 2015. Today, the project has developed reaching significant milestones. The land for the storage is secured. The consortium consisting of VKR/Arcon-Sunmark, Energie Steiermark, Christof Industry and initiator SOLID has recently announced the project progress to the media.
The 5th International Solar District Heating Conference SDH in Graz
On April 11th and 12th, 2018, the 5th "Solar District Heating Conference" (SDH) conference took place in Graz. More than 300 international experts from industry and economy came to the Styrian capital from about 30 countries. The future of solar district heating was debated and international know-how exchange promoted. The CEO of the local district heating utility “Energie Steiermark Wärme GmbH”, Gerald Moravi, also made a big announcement on Big Solar Graz.
Solar District Heating week Graz: Western Balkans workshop
To conclude an intensive solar district heating week, the Western Balkans workshop organized by the IFC (World Bank) together with SOLID and the Federal Ministry of Finance Austria took place on April 13, 2018 at the Joanneum Graz. As part of the SDH (Solar District Heating) conference, around 100 guests from 18 municipalities in Southeastern Europe and Central Asia visited the event.
Research Project Task 55: Solar thermal and district heating scale up together
Back to the roots: For the 2nd time, the internationally successful research project IEA SHC Task 55 took place in Graz. From April 9 to 10 2018, 41 globally recognized experts from 11 countries discussed new pathways and successful solar thermal projects in district heating at the Hotel Weitzer.
Large solar thermal plant commissioned for the flagship project "Solar Energy Village Liggeringen"
The "Solar Energy Village Liggeringen" with its renewable local heating network is a flagship project for the region Radolfzell on Lake Constance. The Stadtwerke Radolfzell commissioned the Austrian technology leader SOLID with the construction of a 1,100m² solar system for an environmentally friendly heat supply. A guaranteed win-win effect for residents and heat shift.
BINE 2+: Integration of buildings with heat generators into heating grids
SOLID designs the future of district heating networks: District heating customers will soon not only be consumers but will also become producers through the availability of renewable heat sources, such as solar thermal energy or biomass. The "consumer" is also "producer", creating a new type of "prosumer". Prosumers feed generated heat beyond their own needs into a public district heating network. SOLID can contribute significantly to the development of supply concepts through its many years of experience.