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.


The high-ranking representatives of southeastern cities, such as administrators, city planners and their energy suppliers started an intensive week on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 on the Graz Island of Mur. The workshop on Friday then marked the final event to reflect on the results of the SDH conference and the possibilities to implement solar thermal plants in the West Balkans. The World Bank presented funding opportunities for feasibility studies and funding support for project implementations. Subsequently, the advantages, challenges and possible obstacles of already developed concepts were discussed in detail and individual solutions were presented.

To conclude on the highly successful event, SOLID and senior representatives actively discussed future plans and strategies at a joint dinner.