RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES FOR DISTRICT HEATING AND COOLING
Welcome to our RES DHC website! Here we provide you with news, information and know-how on transforming DHC systems towards higher shares of renewable energy sources.
Transformation of existing district heating and cooling systems is a key issue for the heat transition.
Germany’s largest solar thermal plant goes into operation in Greifswald
On September 15, municipal utility Stadtwerke Greifswald ceremonially commissioned its 18,700 square meter solar thermal plant. It is [...]
The future of district heating infrastructure: The UrbanTurn research project
How must the heating networks of the future in Germany be structured in order to meet the increasing [...]
Successful study tour to Freiburg and Riehen
As part of the European project "RES-DHC", the 32 participants informed and discussed the possibilities and approaches for [...]
take the first steps towards transforming your DHC system
DECARBONISATIONTransforming heat supply to RES DHC increases local added value and provides liveable climate conditions for the future
POWER-TO-HEATCoupling DHC with renewable electricity provides support to the power grid, making it more resilient
SOLAR THERMAL ENERGYFreely-available solar energy can potentially provide more than the half of the annual heat demand
DEEP GEOTHERMAL ENERGYDeep geothermal energy has large potential to supply base load heat with up to more than a hundred mega watts
INDUSTRIAL WASTE HEATIntegration of surplus heat into DHC increases system efficiency and reduces primary energy consumption
BIOENERGYBiomass as a renewable energy source can be used for heat only as well as for combined heat and power (CHP) production and can be easily stored
LOW TEMPERATURE USESmart integration of heat pumps in DHC provides heat at lower, more-useful temperatures
DISTRIBUTIONDHC networks connect local renewable energy sources with consumers by supplying heat through a series of pipes
MULTI-FUNCTIONAL HEAT STORAGEThermal storage provides flexibility to heat generators and security of energy supply
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