Task 55
Task 55
SHC Task 55

Integrating Large SHC Systems into DHC Networks


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The following are publications developed under Task 55:



European SDH Projects – The Next BIG Solar Step
December 2016 - PDF 0.14MB - Posted: 2016-12-08
Editor: Pamela Murphy
A team of experts from the city of Graz, Austria, has decided to take a lead in the analysis and evaluation of a major proposed local Solar District Heating (SDH) project to determine if it is technically feasible, is feasible within realistic costs, and if it will even be a profitable business opportunity.


Task 55 Highlights 2016
April 2017 - PDF 0.86MB - Posted: 2017-04-17
By: Task 55
SHC Task 55 aims to provide a platform for practitioners and scientists to elaborate on the benefits and challenges of SDH and SDC systems. It elaborates on options and measures to realize sophisticated SDH and SDC systems by focusing on characteristics of solar thermal systems, technical and economic specifications of district heating networks that are relevant for the integration of solar thermal systems and hybrid technologies, analyses of system components and their integration, modular designs of large SDH/SDC systems, and economic requirements of large SDH/SDC systems in different market regions. Finally, SHC Task 55 is a collaborative project with the IEA Technology Collaboration Programme on District Heating and Cooling including Combined Heat and Power (IEA DHC).