Solar Heat Networks: Policy, Planning, Design & Performance

March 8th - 10:00-16:30


Over the next three years, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) are investing £320m of capital funding into heat networks via the Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP). Heat Networks have the potential to contribute to the UK’s ambition to decarbonise heat, however only if the source of heat for the network is low carbon.

One of the most effective ways of decarbonising a heat network is to use solar heat and we are pleased to invite two of the world’s leading experts in solar heat networks to the UK. They are Jan Erik Nielsen from the renewable energy planning specialist PlanEnergi (Denmark) and Christian Holter from the solar engineering company SOLID (Austria).

This event, hosted by BEIS and the International Energy Agency (IEA) Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP), is a unique opportunity to bring together various stakeholders involved in the implementation of heat networks to discuss how solar heat can be used to affordably reduce the carbon emissions of both existing and new heat networks. The following topics will be discussed:

  • Introduction to Solar Heat Networks
  • Integration of Solar into Heat Networks
  • Integration of Seasonal Heat Storage into Heat Networks
  • System Performance Guarantees

Tickets available now.


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