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Harnessing Solar for District Energy: Europe Leading the Way
This article offers an outline to the solar district heating market in Europe and in particular outlines the trend to diurnal storage and heat-driven cooling applications.
A SWOT analysis of the industry points to technical and non-technical barriers for market development, but highlights that among others combined heating and cooling offer advantages to the sector.
The greatest potential for market development is foreseen for Germany, France, UK, Poland, Netherlands and Belgium.
Information on centralised solar heating plants is also included.