Dronninglund District Heating

Dronninglund District Heating won The European Solar Prize 2015

This prize is awarded by Eurosolar, the European association for Renewable Energy. Dronninglund District Heating was awarded the prize because at an early stage they were working to have a full scale heating system based onnew and renewable forms of heating, implementing seasonal storage of energy.

The prize was awarded at the historical castle, Waldstein, in Prague on November the 23rd, with the board of governors of Dronninglund District Heating present to receive the prize.

The whole article may be found at EnergySupply.dk (Danish only)

PlanEnergi was project developer and consultant for the owner of the plant which was opened in May, 2014.

The outline of the plant is as follows,

  • 37,573 m2 solar captors
  • 62,000 m3 seasonal pit storage
  • 2.1 MW (cooling) absorption heat pump
  • Combined with bio-oil burners and natural gas fired CHP