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District heating has long relied on conventional heat sources such as fossil fuels. However, the evolving energy market landscape and stringent sustainability regulations are driving change. The need to decarbonize district heating systems has led to the exploration of renewable heat sources.

District heating is a ground-based, centralized system for providing heat to multiple buildings or residential areas from a common source. Instead of individual buildings having their own heating systems, district heating utilizes a network of pipes to distribute heat, usually in form of hot water. This centralized approach can offer several advantages such as energy efficiency, climate impact and urban air quality.

Today, many district heating systems still rely on fossil fuels such as gas and coal. Uncertainty in the energy market and stricter sustainability regulations are putting pressure on cities and municipalities to decarbonize their district heating systems and transition to renewable heat sources.

District heating systems using more sustainable heat source options such as biomass or energy recovery systems such as waste-to-energy (WtE) can still be costly due to the high cost of biomass resources or boiler maintenance. In addition, the supply of biofuels is not unlimited and carbon neutrality can only be maintained if the amount used is equal to the amount that is replenished.

This has emphasized the importance to prioritize in which sectors the “good” biofuels are to be used, fearing that increased demand for wood pellets will drive both deforestation and loss of biodiversity in large parts of the world. The IEA estimates that today’s planned biofuel consumption until 2050 requires that a quarter of the world’s forest area is used for biofuel production.

Solar thermal technology efficiently support climate targets by decreasing heat made with combustion from bio- or fossil fuel. It’s achieving a more sustainable district heating as the sun serves as an unlimited source of clean, reliable and easily accessible heat that can be harnessed endlessly. A solar thermal integration provides a renewable energy alternative to meet all, or part of the heat demand within a district heating grid with 100% renewable and emission free heat.


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