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Solar aided district heating systems in the UK. An appraisal

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Abstract

The following are the main conclusions to be drawn from this study. Solar Aided District Heating Systems (SADHS) have been successfully operated in latitudes more northerly than the United Kingdom. Coupled with the results of the modelling this implies that SADH Systems could be successfully built and operated in the UK. Swedish experience shows that ground arrays of collectors, assembled on-site from large modules, could be much cheaper to build than a corresponding area of conventional collector modules. The estimated capital costs put forward in the International Energy Agency (IEA) study for the year 2000 (Pound 110 per sq.m. of collector and Pound 20 per cu.m. of heat store) are likely to represent the lowest that can be achieved. If they can indeed be achieved in practice then a UK system could deliver heat into a small district heating network at around 5.5 p/kWh at a discount rate of 5% and 7.1 p/kWh at 8%. The crucial issues, which at present are very much a matter of judgement, are: whether these estimates of costs could ultimately be sustained in practice; the extent to which the savings which might be achievable in a specific design could help reduce costs of other  More>>
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Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1992
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
ETSU-S-1190
Reference Number:
SCA: 140901; 320603; PA: GB-92:053429; SN: 93000926082
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1992
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; DISTRICT HEATING; SOLAR ENERGY; UNITED KINGDOM; HYBRID SYSTEMS; SOLAR COLLECTORS; SENSIBLE HEAT STORAGE; WATER; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; 140901; 320603; SPACE HEATING AND COOLING; PUBLIC UTILITIES
OSTI ID:
10117227
Research Organizations:
No corporate text available (Country unknown/Code not available)
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE93759163; TRN: GB9253429
Availability:
OSTI; NTIS (US Sales Only)
Submitting Site:
GB
Size:
25 p.
Announcement Date:
Jun 30, 2005

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Citation Formats

Long, G. Solar aided district heating systems in the UK. An appraisal. United Kingdom: N. p., 1992. Web.
Long, G. Solar aided district heating systems in the UK. An appraisal. United Kingdom.
Long, G. 1992. "Solar aided district heating systems in the UK. An appraisal." United Kingdom.
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title = {Solar aided district heating systems in the UK. An appraisal}
author = {Long, G}
abstractNote = {The following are the main conclusions to be drawn from this study. Solar Aided District Heating Systems (SADHS) have been successfully operated in latitudes more northerly than the United Kingdom. Coupled with the results of the modelling this implies that SADH Systems could be successfully built and operated in the UK. Swedish experience shows that ground arrays of collectors, assembled on-site from large modules, could be much cheaper to build than a corresponding area of conventional collector modules. The estimated capital costs put forward in the International Energy Agency (IEA) study for the year 2000 (Pound 110 per sq.m. of collector and Pound 20 per cu.m. of heat store) are likely to represent the lowest that can be achieved. If they can indeed be achieved in practice then a UK system could deliver heat into a small district heating network at around 5.5 p/kWh at a discount rate of 5% and 7.1 p/kWh at 8%. The crucial issues, which at present are very much a matter of judgement, are: whether these estimates of costs could ultimately be sustained in practice; the extent to which the savings which might be achievable in a specific design could help reduce costs of other items such as land costs; the extent to which the resulting heat costs will be of commercial interest when viewed against the price paid for heat from conventional sources, eg, bulk supply gas. (author).}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1992}
month = {Dec}
}