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What would the economic impact on a future energy system be if one were to unlock the full solar thermal potential in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Italy? According to a study conducted by Brian Vad Mathiesen and Kenneth Hansen from Aalborg University as part of the IEA SHC Task 52 research project Solar Heat and Energy Economics in Urban Environments, exploiting the maximum potential will result in significant cost reductions if solar heat is supplied not individually but by district heating. The graph shows small changes of between -0.1 % and +0.2 % in total socio-economic cost both in the District Heating scenario (expansion of district heating grids) and the Heat Savings one (retrofits reduce heat demand in buildings) when the maximum solar thermal potential is realised by using either decentralised solutions or district heating to supply heat to consumers. The key factor influencing the outcome is the cost of solar thermal systems. 

Periode31 jan. 2018

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  • TitelDistrict heating shows lower total socio-economic cost in future energy system
    Mediets navn/udløbGlobal Solar Thermal Energy Council
    MedietypeTryk
    LandBelgien
    Dato31/01/2018
    BeskrivelseWhat would the economic impact on a future energy system be if one were to unlock the full solar thermal potential in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Italy? According to a study conducted by Brian Vad Mathiesen and Kenneth Hansen from Aalborg University as part of the IEA SHC Task 52 research project Solar Heat and Energy Economics in Urban Environments, exploiting the maximum potential will result in significant cost reductions if solar heat is supplied not individually but by district heating. The graph shows small changes of between -0.1 % and +0.2 % in total socio-economic cost both in the District Heating scenario (expansion of district heating grids) and the Heat Savings one (retrofits reduce heat demand in buildings) when the maximum solar thermal potential is realised by using either decentralised solutions or district heating to supply heat to consumers. The key factor influencing the outcome is the cost of solar thermal systems.
    Producer/forfatterRiccardo Battisti
    URLwww.solarthermalworld.org/content/district-heating-shows-lower-total-socio-economic-cost-future-energy-system
    PersonerBrian Vad Mathiesen, Kenneth Hansen