Task 52 - Solar Heat and Energy Economics in Urban Environments


Task 52 Highlights 2014
February 2015 - PDF 0.39MB
Many cities in the world aim to achieve ambitious de-carbonization goals within the next decades. A major expected contribution to the achievement of these goals is linked to the building sector. However, due to the complexity of the energy sector within cities on the one hand and a dynamic change of boundary conditions (e.g., composition of the electricity mix with increasing share of fluctuating renewables) on the other hand, it is difficult to develop robust concepts for future energy infrastructures in cities and districts. This is even more important since decisions on the
energy infrastructure as well as in the building sector generally imply long-term investments. Solar thermal energy is one of the promising options to replace the use of fossil fuels for heat loads (heating of buildings, domestic hot water, industrial processes).
Task 52 Highlights 2014
Task 52 Annex
January 2014 - PDF 0.27MB
By: Sebastian Herkel (Fraunhofer ISE, DE), Hans-Martin Henning (Fraunhofer ISE, DE), Brian Vad Mathiesen (Aalborg University, DK), Paul Bourdoukan (Sorane, CH) and Franz Mauthner (AEE INTEC, AT), Miguel Amado (FCT UNL, PT), Marcus Hummel (EEG TU Wien, AT)
This Task focuses on the analysis of the future role of solar thermal in energy supply systems in urban environments. Based on an energy economic analysis - reflecting future changes in the whole energy system - strategies and technical solutions as well as associated tools will be developed. Good examples of integration of solar thermal systems in urban energy systems will be developed and documented.
Task 52 Annex
Task 52 Workplan
January 2014 - PDF 0.47MB
By: Sebastian Herkel (Fraunhofer ISE, DE), Hans-Martin Henning (Fraunhofer ISE, DE), Brian Vad Mathiesen (Aalborg University, DK), Paul Bourdoukan (Sorane, CH) and Franz Mauthner (AEE INTEC, AT), Miguel Amado (FCT UNL, PT), Marcus Hummel (EEG TU Wien, AT)
This Task focuses on the analysis of the future role of solar thermal in energy supply systems in urban environments. Based on an energy economic analysis - reflecting future changes in the whole energy system - strategies and technical solutions as well as associated tools will be developed. Good examples of integration of solar thermal systems in urban energy systems will be developed and documented.
Task 52 Workplan