4th International Solar District Heating Conference 

The fourth edition of the International Solar District Heating Conference will take place on 21 and 22 September 2016 in Europe’s No.1 SDH market in Denmark. The Conference will focus on sharing the international experience on system concepts and technologies for large-scale solar heating plants and their integration into district heating networks. Market actors and policy makers from countries with new and developed markets will share their know-how and lessons learned regarding market preparation and support instruments. Moreover, experienced Danish operators will be available as SDH ambassadors and advisors during the whole event and will lead technical visits to one of the most modern Danish SDH plants in Gram. Save the date now and make sure to be part of this essential SDH event!

Call for abstracts now open!

As researcher, market actor or policy maker you are also invited to submit your abstract for the Conference. Please send your 2 page abstract related to the key topics below before 14 March 2016 to SDHConference@solar-district-heating.eu using our template. Your abstract will be evaluated by our scientific committee and you will be notified on 25 April 2016 at the latest.

Key topics of the conference are:

Topic 1: RES and solar district heating in your country

  • Demonstration projects in new countries
  • Successful cases of supporting and planning policy at national and regional level
  • Overcoming barriers in new markets, access to land areas for SDH
  • Communicating and marketing SDH
  • Alternative ownership, operator and financing models, risk management
  • Experiences of newcomers in the field, SDH as door-opener for district heating

Topic 2: Advanced SDH concepts

  • Decentral feed-in of solar heat in district heating networks
  • XXL SDH plants and storages
  • Advanced DH networks, flexibility options, and system integration for DH
  • Lessons learnt from SDH plant design, construction and operation
  • SDH project monitoring results
  • Cost optimization and evaluation of economics

Topic 3: SDH Components

  • Solar Collectors, collector field monitoring results
  • Piping and hydraulics
  • Control systems and strategies
  • Sub components (heat exchangers, pumps etc.)

Important dates

31.1.2016 - Call for abstracts
14.3.2016 - Deadline for abstract submission
25.4.2016 - Notification of speakers

Scientific Committee

Per Alex Sørensen, Planenergi (scientific chair)
Thomas Pauschinger, Solites (scientific chair)
Riccardo Battisti, Ambiente Italia
Jan-Olof Dalenbäck, Chalmers University
Christian Fink, AEE INTEC
Christian Holter, SOLID
Heiko Huther, AGFW
Per Kristensen, DDHA
Cédric Paulus, CEA INES
Alessandro Provaggi, Euroheat&Power
Matthias Sandrock, Hamburg Institut
Christian Stadler, ARCON


For further information please contact:

Per Kristensen, DDHA (organizational issues)
Tel.: +45 (20) 701211
E-Mail: p.kristensen[at]outlook.com

Per Alex Soerensen, Planenergi and Thomas Pauschinger, Solites (programme issues)
Pauschinger, Solites (programme issues)
E-Mail: SDHConference[at]solar-district-heating.eu