Cost Performance for Small Smart Solar Thermal Systems Outside District Heating Networks
August 2017 - PDF 0.59MB
Other than for solar district heating, solar thermal systems attached to individual buildings face a significant market downturn all over Europe for several years already. On the other hand, every solar thermal technology enables CO2-free heat supply and hence has the potential to contribute to future low-carbon energy systems in cities.
In this respect, this report aims to critically reflect on past solar thermal developments on the one hand side and to show opportunities and innovative ideas for future product developments in the field of small smart solar combi systems on the other side. The work is based on 40 years of research and development experience at Danish Technical University (DTU) and driven by the conviction that there is large potential for solar thermal applications in urban environments also outside of district heating supply areas