District heating using solar energy - case study conducted by Bilfinger Tebodin


Can you heat a small city district with solar heat instead of natural gas? That was the central question in the research conducted by Bilfinger Tebodin on behalf of Enpuls and the Municipality of Eindhoven in the Netherlands. The simple answer: yes, that is possible, but under normal circumstances the investment cannot (yet) be recouped within an acceptable period of time. 

A team of engineers from Bilfinger Tebodin, led by Erwin Roijen and Izak Boot, spent the past six months researching the possibilities of heating a neighborhood in Eindhoven during the winter months using solar energy stored in an underground container during the summer. The results offer interesting lessons for anyone looking for innovative, sustainable heating projects.

Read the full research by clicking on the image below!