Seven Phd Studies on Solar District Heat
Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet), 2014
The Solar Heat Integration NEtwork (SHINE) is a European research school in which 13 PhD students in
solar thermal technologies are funded by the EU Marie-Curie program. It has five PhD course modules as
well as workshops and seminars dedicated to PhD students both within the project as well as outside of it.
The SHINE research activities focus on large solar heating systems and new applications: on district heating,
industrial processes and new storage systems. The scope of this paper is on systems for district heating for
which there are six PhD students, three at universities and two at companies. In addition there is a seventh
PhD in a Swedish national research school focused on energy efficiency within district heating networks
(Reesbe). The initial work has concentrated on literature studies and on setting up initial models and
measurement setups to be used for validation purposes. Some results of these studies are presented in the
paper. The PhD students will complete their studies in 2017-18.