07 Juni 2023

Webinar Series offered by Covenant of Mayors

How to decarbonise your city’s district heating system with solar heating. This was the key subject of a webinar series offered by Covenant of Mayors in May and June. The cities network cooperated with IEA Solar Heating & Cooling Programme to offer two dedicated 1.5 hour webinars to introduce the opportunities and challenges around solar district heating for cities and towns across Europe.

In the first webinar, the participants learned about successful examples of solar district heating networks, combining solar collector fields with different technologies (such as biomass boilers, heat pumps and thermal storage tanks). The participants also benefited from the hands-on experience from local utilities and municipalities regarding project development.

Article about the first webinar here

Recording of the first webinar is available here.  

In the second webinar solar district heating experts from engineering bureaus and research institutions gave practical tips and tricks for the planning process of a solar district heating plant in cities or towns, and they described the key aspects to have in mind before launching processes and tenders.

Recording of the second webinar here.