Task 52
Task 52
SHC Task 52

Solar Heat and Energy Economics

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The following are publications developed under Task 52:

General Task Publications

The Role of Solar thermal in Future Energy Systems The Role of Solar thermal in Future Energy Systems
Country Cases for Germany, Italy, Austria and Denmark
November 2017 - PDF 3.71MB - Posted: 2017-11-30
By: Brian Vad Mathiesen, Kenneth Hansen
This report deals with solar thermal technologies and investigates possible roles for solar thermal in future energy systems for four national energy systems; Germany, Austria, Italy and Denmark. The project period started in January 2014 and finished by October 2017. This report is based on research performed by Aalborg University with the collaboration of Subtask A project partners Sebastian Herkel and Andreas Palzer from Fraunhofer ISE, Marcus Hummel and Richard Büchele from the Technical University of Vienna as well as Bengt Perers and Simon Furbo from the Technical University of Denmark. Additional collaboration with other subtask project partners has contributed to enhancing the methodology and reporting of the research. Contributions from Rasmus Lund from Aalborg University are also appreciated.
Ingeniørforeningens Energiplan 2030 Ingeniørforeningens Energiplan 2030
2006 - PDF 4.74MB - Posted: 2017-09-11
By: Henrik Lund; Brian Vad Mathiesen
Det har været en stor udfordring at samle trådene og stå for de sammenfattende analyser af Ingeniørforeningen i Danmark, IDAs energiplan for 2030. Det var ikke lykkedes uden stor hjælp fra medarbejderne i IDA, de aktive i de fagtekniske selskaber inden for temagrupperne samt nøglepersoner fra store dele af den danske energisektor. Derfor vil vi gerne rette en personlig tak til alle disse personer, herunder ikke mindst styregruppen for projektet.
ISBN: 87-87254-63-8

Subtasks

Subtask C: Technology and Demonstrators

Classification and Benchmarking of Solar Thermal Systems in Urban Environments
Technical Report Subtask C – Part C1
January 2016 - PDF 2.03MB - Posted: 2017-05-30
By: Franz Mauthner, Sebastian Herkel
In the present report [Deliverable C1: Classification and benchmarking of solar thermal systems in urban environments], solar thermal system configurations suitable for applications in urban environments are identified first (chapter 4) and characterized by representative techno-economic benchmark figures from a set of best practice examples (chapter 5). Objective of this report is to provide a comprehensive data base for techno-economic (pre-) evaluations regarding the role of solar thermal in urban energy systems, especially applicable for urban planners / energy system planners without deeper theoretical solar thermal expertise.

Other

Articles

Is Solar Thermal a Viable Solution for a Future Renewable Energy System?
December 2017 - PDF 0.13MB - Posted: 2017-12-15
Solar thermal integration might in some situations be counter-beneficial for a renewable transition, especially when considering an energy system supplied by high shares of renewable energy. This is one of the conclusions from a study performed by Aalborg University as part of SHC Task 52 on Solar Heat and Energy Economics in Urban Environments. This conclusion was reached by performing a series of energy system analyses under various conditions of four national energy systems in Germany, Austria, Italy and Denmark. The solar thermal potentials were identified for each country today and in a future energy system converted to 100% renewable sources in the heating and electricity sectors. However, mixed results were found regarding the impacts on economy, environment and energy consumption when installing these solar thermal potentials.

Highlights

Task 52 Highlights 2016
April 2017 - PDF 2.87MB - Posted: 2017-05-30
By: Task 52
A detailed analysis for the Austrian, Danish, German and Italian situation was done looking for different scenarios for the year 2050. For different shares of district heating and installed photovoltaic capacity potentials for solar heat were calculated using the techno-economic model EnergyPLAN. The results show that the overall share has a potential of 5-8% of the total heat demand.
Task 52 Highlights 2015
April 2016 - PDF 0.96MB - Posted: 2017-05-30
By: Task 52
A framework for energy system analysis was set up using different modelling approaches. A detailed analysis for the German situation was done looking for different scenarios for the year 2050. For different shares of district heating and installed photovoltaic capacity potentials for solar heat were calculated using the techno-economic model ReMod-D. First results show that for more or less similar costs for the over-all energy system, solar thermal might play a role when the installed PV-capacity is lower than 200 GW.
Task 52 Highlights 2014
February 2015 - PDF 0.39MB - Posted: 2017-05-30
By: Task 52
A framework for energy system analysis was set up using different modeling approaches. And, the EnergyPLAN by Aalborg University in Denmark will be used as the Reference Model.

Supporting Documents

Task 52 Annex
December 2013 - PDF 0.27MB - Posted: 2017-05-30
By: Task52
This Task focuses on the analysis of the future role of solar thermal in energy supply systems in urban environments. Based on an energy economic analysis - reflecting future changes in the whole energy system - strategies and technical solutions as well as associated tools will be developed. Good examples of integration of solar thermal systems in urban energy systems will be developed and documented.