21 November 2019

Solar Heat for Cities – brochure and infographics

Why is solar heat such a smart way to create sustainable communities? It improves energy security, keeps heat costs stable for at least 20 years and cuts air pollution in towns and cities. The brochure Solar Heat for Cities published in November encourages more mayors, local council members and municipal utilities to look into this cost-effective solution. solrico was editor-in-chief of the brochure on behalf of the IEA SHC TASK 55, Towards the Integration of Large SHC Systems into District Heating and Cooling Networks.

Solar Heat for Cities includes 11 infographics that illustrate solar district heating technologies, their advantages and market growth. The files, available in English, German and French, can be downloaded in JPG or PDF format and can be used free of charge in third-party publications.

“SDH markets are growing in Denmark, Germany and China, and new markets are starting to emerge, for example, in France, Italy, Poland and Spain,” explained Sabine Putz, Chair of Task 55. “With this brochure, we aim to address new investors and local decision-makers.” The case studies of successful SDH projects shown in Solar Heat for Cities are real-world testimony to the benefits of solar district heating for municipalities. Satisfied solar district heating investors explain why they chose a specific mix of technologies, including solar energy, to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels or to lower heat prices for their customers. The logic behind this approach is: “If it works for them, it could work for us too.”

You can download the brochure here.