Solar Heat Networks: Policy, Planning, Design & Performance

Friday 8th March 2019

09:30 – 17.00 GMT

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Conference Centre

1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET

This workshop is part of IEA SHC Task 55: Towards the Integration of Large SHC Systems into District Heating and Cooling (DHC) Networks

Dronninglund (Denmark) Solar Heat Network “consists of 2,982 collectors with a total solar thermal capacity of 26 MWth (37,573 m²) and a 61,700 m³ seasonal pit heat storage and is planned to provide about 15,000 MWh per year” Image Source: Dronninglund Fjernvarme

About this event

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

Who should attend?

Anyone involved in the implementation of heat networks.


Registration

Although this event is free to attend, registration is required and places are limited. Please sign up using the form below and we will be in contact:


Schedule


Event Location

The address of the event is: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Conference Centre, 1 Victoria St, Westminster, London, SW1H 0ET

The map below shows the location of the BEIS Conference Centre (purple marker), along with the locations of nearby hotels (numbered markers, also listed below) and places to get food and drink (plain blue markers).


Places to Stay

For those who need to find a hotel near to the BEIS Conference Centre in Westminster, we have created a list of hotels for various budgets. The numbers correspond to the locations on the map above.

1)  hub by Premier Inn London Westminster Abbey

£ = Low budget

3 minute walk to Conference Centre

2) hub by Premier Inn London Westminster, St James’s Park

£ = Low budget

4 minute walk to Conference Centre

3) The Sanctuary House Hotel

££ – Medium budget

4 minute walk to Conference Centre

4) Conrad London St. James

£££ – High budget

5 minute walk to Conference Centre

5) St. James’ Court

££ – Medium budget

7 minute walk to Conference Centre


Further Information

If you’d like to find out more about the event, or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

For further information about the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme’s work on the large scale integration of solar into heating and cooling networks, please visit http://task55.iea-shc.org/

For further information about the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme, please sign up to the Solar Update newsletter http://www.iea-shc.org/newsletters